Indians’ Roberto Hernandez Acquires US Visa

Posted on: 3:52 pm, July 21, 2012, by , updated on: 04:06pm, July 21, 2012

CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Roberto Hernandez–formerly known as Fausto Carmona–has been granted a visa to remain in the United States.

Hernandez, 31, is scheduled to arrive in Cleveland at Progressive Field Sunday, where he will speak to the press. From there, Hernandez will join one of the Indians’ minor league teams as he serves a suspension, according to Indians Executive Vice President and General Manager Chris Antonetti.

Hernandez is currently serving the three-week suspension for age and identity fraud, leading the club to believe his name was Fausto Carmona and three years younger than his actual age. Along with the suspension, he has also made an agreement with the club to restructure his contract.

His suspension concludes on Friday, August 10th.