Leo Nunez Playing Under Fake Name & Age
Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez was placed on the the restricted list and suspended him for the rest of the season after the team became aware of the fact that he had been playing under an assumed name and the incorrect age. Nunez’s, who’s real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo and he’s 29, a year older than listed in the team media guide, prompted his to return to his native Dominican Republic yesterday.
Nunez had pitched recently as Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves and has 36 saves on the season while carrying a 4.06 ERA in 68 games. The right-hander has an effective changeup and a fastball that reaches 97 mph, and in three seasons with Florida he has 92 saves.
Nunez will be entering in his final year of arbitration after this season and was expected to make about $6 million in 2012.