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Dodgers Trade for SP Roberto Hernandez

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday in exchange for two players to be named later.

The 33-year-old Hernandez, who used to go by the name Fausto Carmona, has thrown 121 innings this season, compiling a 6-8 record, 4.62 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 55 walks, and 75 strikeouts.

According to, Hernandez will take Josh Beckett's place in the rotation. Beckett has been pitching with a torn labrum in his hip.

"Roberto provides us with another big league starting pitcher, who has pitched well this year, particularly the last seven starts," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. "He has postseason experience and helps fortify the rotation down the stretch."

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Pitcher Roberto Hernandez Signs with Rays

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG) -- Relief pitcher Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, signed a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 32-year-old right-hander has played seven seasons in the majors, all with the Cleveland Indians, winning 19 games as a starter in 2007.

Hernandez spent most of last season in the Dominican Republic after he was arrested outside the U.S. consulate. Hernandez had gone to the consulate to renew his visa, but was arrested for lying about his age. When his visa was finally renewed, Hernandez was suspended three weeks by Major League Baseball for age and identity fraud. He then pitched 14 1/3 innings for the Indians before he sprained his ankle and missed the rest of the season.

Hernandez has a career record of 53-69 with a 4.64 ERA and 1.43 WHIP.

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Indians' Carmona Arrested in Dominican Republic YORK) --  Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona has been arrested by authorities in the Dominican Republic.

He is accused of using a false identity to try to obtain a U.S. visa, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

Colonel Maximo Aybar Baez, a spokeman for the Dominican police, said on his Twitter account that Carmona’s actual name is Roberto Hernandez Heredia. Furthermore, authorities say the pitcher is 31 years old and not 28 years old, as he has claimed.

"This arrest is part of the measures taken by the National Police (NP), in coordination with the American Consulate. The NP invited Dominican prospects not to be misled by those who sell fake illusions based on illegality," Baez said on Twitter.

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Indians Decline Option on Sizemore, Acquire Derek Lowe

Comstock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians made a few roster moves Monday, acquiring starting pitcher Derek Lowe from the Atlanta Braves and declining their 2012 option on center fielder Grady Sizemore.

Sizemore's career has been hampered by injuries over the past three years.  His best season came in 2008, when he hit 33 home runs, drove in 90 runs, and stole 38 bases.

Lowe was 9-17 with a 5.05 ERA last season.  The Braves received minor league pitcher Chris Jones in return for Lowe.

The Indians also exercised their $7 million option on starting pitcher Fausto Carmona.

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