Marlins' Juan Oviedo Officially Suspended Through July 22

Press release from Major League Baseball:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Miami Marlins pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo has received a suspension of eight weeks for engaging in age and identity fraud.

The suspension of Oviedo, which is effective beginning today, shall be served through Sunday, July 22nd. Oviedo is eligible to participate in extended Spring Training during the period of his suspension. In addition, during the period of the suspension, Oviedo will be eligible for one rehabilitation assignment to a Minor League affiliate not to exceed 16 days.

This just makes the unofficial, official, as it's been previously reported that Oviedo would draw a two-month suspension. Of course, he used to be Leo Nuñez, the Marlins' closer from 2009 through '11. Oviedo/Nuñez has never been great but he's usually been good, and might ultimately be a closing option for Ozzie Guillen if Heath Bell continues his consistent inconsistency in that role.

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