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Leo Nunez playing under assumed Name

Apparently Leo Nunez has been playing under an assumed name.

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. Both people said the Marlins have been aware of the issue for several months.


One of the people said Nunez's real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo and he's 29, a year older than listed in the team media guide.

No wonder he had to return. This could take a while with immigration being what it is.  I wonder why this just came out? I mean Leo Juan has been pitching in the Majors for seven years. Who knows?