Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona was arrested on Thursday in the Dominican Republic and charged with using a false identity, according to broadcaster Yancen Pujols.
Col. Maximo Baez Aybar, a police official, confirmed the arrest and tweeted that the pitcher's real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. He also tweeted that he is not 28 years old, he is in fact 31.
"Carmona" has played for Cleveland for six seasons and was named an All-Star in 2010. He posted a 7-15 record with a 5.25 ERA in 2011.
Last month, Miami Marlins relief pitcher Leo Nunez was arrested in his native Dominican Republic, but not charged, in an investigation looking into him using false documents to sign a professional baseball contract. He had to return to the Dominican Republic in the middle of the 2011 season when it was discovered that his real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo.
Maximo Baez Aybar
La edad real de Roberto Hernandez Heredia(a) Fausto Carmona,es 31 anos,no 28.