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