Reliever Oviedo unable to report to Marlins camp

Reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo remains in the Dominican Republic,

his travel restricted after he played under a fake name for seven

major league seasons, and the Miami Marlins are uncertain whether

he’ll join them for any part of spring training.

Formerly known as Leo Nunez, Oviedo is working with the U.S. and

Dominican governments to obtain a visa, Marlins president of

baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. The team’s other pitchers

reported for camp Tuesday.

Oviedo has a $6 million, one-year contract with the Marlins, who

might trade him if his immigration status is cleared up. They

signed All-Star Heath Bell to replace Oviedo as their closer in


Oviedo has said he used a fake name and age when he was young to

play professionally.