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December 10, 2011
Marlins' Reliever in Visa Hot Water
Miami Marlins' reliever Leo Nunez has visa problems. AP reports that he has been playing, and secured a visa, under a false name. Nunez's real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo. Oviedo was arrested outside the U.S. Consulate in Santo Domingo, where he had been trying to get a new visa under his real name so he could return to the United States. He was arrested for using a false name but later Dominican authorities announced that he would not be prosecuted. Oviedo had played professional baseball as Nunez since 2000. Officials in the Dominican Republic confirmed his real name and that he is 29, a year older than listed in the Marlins' media guide .
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