Marlins Keep Oviedo For Bullpen Help

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Marlins spent big money for closing pitcher Heath Bell in December, and now have added another familiar face to the bullpen.

Juan Carlos Oviedo, who played for the Fish under the false name of Leo Nuñez, agreed to a $6 million contract with the Marlins, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.

Oviedo spent the last three years as the Marlins primary closer. During that time, he had 92 saves and a 3.86 ERA.

But, he was forced off the team late last season when it was discovered he was lying about his name to play Major League Baseball.

Oviedo will likely serve as a set-up man for Bell, who has racked up 132 saves in the past three seasons with a 2.36 ERA.

Bell has only been a closer for the past three seasons, but during that time he’s saved at least 40 games each year.

Juan Carlos Oviedo had been scheduled for salary arbitration this year.

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