Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona has been playing in the major leagues under a false identity Dominican Republic police discovered today. The hurler’s real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Desportes
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Dominican Republic police also report that Carmona is not 28, but in fact 31-years-old.
The right-handed hurler was an All-Star for the Indians in 2010 after posting a 3.77 ERA in 210.1 innings pitched. In 2011 he posted a 7-15 record with a 5.25 ERA in 188.2 innings pitched.
The Indians recently exercised Carmona’s 2012 option, so he is slotted to earn $7 million in 2012.