Juan Carlos Oviedo
The Miami Marlins may not need much help if they can keep playing the way have in May; but help will be on the way in July.
The Miami Marlins rotation appears to be set heading into the regular season and have the closer role set to be in the hands of Heath Bell. That leaves just the setup man as the final major piece of the Fish’s staff to be settled.
The player formerly known as Leo Nunez is not expected to report to Miami Marlins camp with the rest of his pitcher and catcher teammates on Wednesday.
The Miami Marlins spent big money for closing pitcher Heath Bell in December, and now have added another familiar face to the bullpen.
Miami Marlins reliever Leo Nunez was arrested Thursday in his native Dominican Republic but then quickly released, with authorities saying he will not face charges stemming from an investigation into his use of false documents to sign a professional baseball contract.
The Miami Marlins finally made their first big splash in free agency by acquiring the team’s new closer Thursday.
Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez admitted Friday to using fake documents and a fake ID to sign a professional contract more than a year ago.
Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez has been playing under an assumed name, and the issue prompted him to return Thursday to his native Dominican Republic, two people familiar with his immigration status said.