Fausto Carmona, Who Isn't Fausto Carmona, Out Of Jail

Thursday, we found out that Indians starting pitcher Fausto Carmona had been arrested in the Dominican Republic for not being Fausto Carmona. See, 28-year-old Fausto Carmona is actually 31-year-old Roberto Hernandez Heredia. It would be a really interesting story, if it weren't more or less the same story we've heard like dozens of times by now.

In any case, an update? Sure, an update, from Jordan Bastian:

Per AP, pitcher known as Fausto Carmona has been released from jail on bail (around $13K). Apologized to fans/US gov on way out.

Carmona/Heredia is out of jail. That's good. He will continue to be investigated. We don't know exactly where things will go from here, but we can guess, based on the Leo Nunez/Juan Carlos Oviedo example from earlier. Carmona/Heredia probably will not be charged, but he will encounter difficulty returning to the United States, which would make his availability to the Indians a question.

The Indians might explore voiding the pitcher's contract. We'll see. As it stands, I think Jeanmar Gomez is right behind Carmona/Heredia on the starting pitcher depth chart. While the Indians surely wish this never would have happened, the silver lining is that Carmona/Heredia is not really that good.

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