The baseball player formerly known as Fausto Carmona has had a long journey back to the major leagues after it was revealed his real name was Roberto Hernandez, and he was really 31 years old, not 28.
Wednesday, he will return to major-league action. Paul Hoynes:
The Indians have cleared a path for Roberto Hernandez to start Wednesday night against the Angels by placing Josh Tomlin on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow.
The move allows the Indians to keep a 13-man pitching staff with left-hander Chris Seddon, presumably, moving into the bullpen. The Indians have been using a 13-man staff as they try to shake the hangover from their 11-game losing streak that ended a week ago.
Hernandez made five minor-league rehab starts, posting a 4.07 ERA with 20 strikeouts and four walks in 24⅓ innings. He also served a three-week suspension for the age and identity fraud. The Indians are now far out of contention after that long losing streak, but they’ll welcome any pitching help they can get.