Marlins Closer Leo Núñez Was Playing Under a Fake Name

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Marlins relief pitcher Leo Núñez, who's racked up a career high 36 saves this season so far as the team's closer, has mysteriously been suspended by the team and left the country, according to The Miami Herald. The report has precious few details. Nothing like a gold ol' sports controversy mystery. Update: Turns out Núñez may not be Núñez at all.

Núñez's agent isn't talking much either.

"I can't yet comment," Andy Mota tells the paper. "This is very recent. I don't want to say anything at all."

Why the team suspended the player hasn't been made clear. Though, he's been place on the MLB's restricted list. That means the team has released Núñez but still retains his rights.

Núñez has had his best season yet. He's seventh in the National League for saves and has only allowed 57 hits in playing in 68 games.

He suited up for the team as recently as last night and pitched a scoreless ninth inning to secure a win for the Fish over the Atlanta Braves.

However, instead of making the team trip to Milwaukee, he's heading back to his home country of the Dominican Republic.

Update: The Sun-Sentinel adds, "Unlike the Mike Cameron situation, a source familiar with Nunez's case said this was not a disciplinary response by the Marlins or Major League Baseball for inappropriate behavior."

Update 2: Show us the birth certificate!?! While certain idiots were carrying on about our President's true identity, it seems a player in America's past time was playing under a fake identity.

According to sources who have spoke to the Associated Press, Nunez's real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo. He's also 29, though he's been listed as 28 in the team's media guide. The team has apparently known about the issue for months. Neither the team nor Nunez Oviedo's agent have yet to comment.

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Ruben
Ruben

Stupid fags getting me so pissed shutup and deal with your own shit brah. When you do you can criticize or pretty much talk shit about other people! GET A FKIN LIFE! LMFAO

Ruben
Ruben

@Leonel S. Stop being a fag a lot of people care about the marlins 20K people do and the 10K who watch a game thru television. If your gonna cry about the marlins being stupid and dumb get yourself dick since you can't get your pussy any. And MinuteMan your white ass shutup im latino and i hate the world aliens ILLEGAL ALIEN? Fuking dumbass alien = Person from Another planet. And what i found out is that Mexico is right under your fkin Country the USA. See the map moron and get yourself some more dick like Leonel.

Minuteman
Minuteman

So...The team knew all long about this wetback illegal alien. So much for the marlins. The ownership is as much a loser as the coward, nunez.

jiminycricket
jiminycricket

meh.. I was watching under a fake name because I don't want my friends to know I'm a marlins fan

Leonel S.
Leonel S.

Who cares about the Marlins anyways?

Miamiroadster
Miamiroadster

Good riddance Nuñezcoaster. Now let's get a real closer

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