SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — 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 pitcher, whose real name is Juan Carlos 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.
The District Attorney’s office, however, later said in a statement that the police arrest warrant was out-of-date and that authorities did not intend to prosecute Oviedo because he had been cooperating with the investigation.
Oviedo had played professional baseball as Nunez since 2000.
Source: Associated Press