|2014 Chachi Transactions #12|
So who is this new Roberto Hernandez? The new Phillies pitcher began his professional career using the name Fausto Carmona. As Carmona, and purporting to be two years younger than he actual was, Hernandez made his debut with the Indians in 2006. His finest season came in 2007 when he went 19-8 for the Indians, finishing fourth in the A.L. Cy Young Award voting. His false identity came to light in January 2012 when he was arrested in his native Dominican Republic for trying to obtain a U.S. visa illegally. In July 2012, after a stint in jail, he returned to the U.S. and served a three week suspension before returning to the Indians pitching staff.
|2004 Topps #571|
And now he's projected to be the third or fourth starter for the Phillies. Just don't get him confused with the other Roberto Hernandez. Or call him Fausto.
Marlon Byrd (11/12/13) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Brad Lincoln (12/3/13) - Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays for Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen.