Source: Phillies agree to 1-year deal with Roberto Hernandez

BY foxsports • December 12, 2013

Right-hander Roberto Hernandez and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year contract, a source confirms to FOX Sports 1 Insider Ken Rosenthal.

The deal, which is pending a physical, was first reported by Jim Salisbury of CSN.

The 33-year-old Hernandez was formerly known as Fausto Carmona. He was arrested in January 2012 on charges of falsifying his identity that were later dropped. Major League Baseball suspended him for three weeks.

Last year, he was 6-13 with a 4.89 ERA for Tampa Bay, and he is 59-82 with a 4.67 ERA over eight seasons overall, seven with the Cleveland Indians.

Hernandez gives the Phillies depth on their staff. He is expected to compete for one of two spots in their rotation.

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