Marlins’ Oviedo suspended by MLB

Miami Marlins pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo has been suspended for

eight weeks by Major League Baseball for age and identity

fraud.

The reliever can participate in extended spring training and

will be eligible to play in the major leagues July 23. He’ll be

eligible for one rehabilitation assignment in the minor leagues for

a maximum 16 days.

Oviedo was caught playing under the fake name of Leo Nunez and

spent the offseason in the Dominican Republic clearing up his

immigration status. He said Friday he had received a visa from the

U.S. government and would be in Florida on Monday.

Now 30, a year older than previously listed, he played as Nunez

for seven major league seasons and had 36 saves and a 4.06 ERA in

68 games for the Marlins in 2011.