Cleveland pitcher apologises for using a fake identity
Sun, 22 Jan 2012 11:11a.m.
The Cleveland Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona issued an apology after being arrested for allegedly using a false identity to play baseball in the United States.
Carmona was arrested Thursday outside the US consulate applying for a visa in order to travel to Arizona for spring training.
Police said his real name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia and that he is 31, three years older than he had claimed.
Carmona was playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic.
"I want to ask for forgiveness to the fans here, to the US Embassy and well, I regret my actions and I ask for forgiveness to the other baseball players, to the fans and....nothing more," he says.
Judge Keyla Perez released him Friday on bail of around $13,000. Carmona was ordered to check in with prosecutors as their investigation continues.
Miami Marlins player Leo Nunez - another Dominican - was also arrested last month for using a false identity.
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