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Dominican official says Marlins' Nunez admitted using fake documents
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) ' A government official in the Dominican Republic says Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez has admitted to using fake documents and a fake ID to sign a professional contract more than a year ago.
Central Electoral Commission President Roberto Rosario said at a press conference Friday that Nunez signed a sworn statement saying he is not the person identified in official documents.
A person familiar with Nunez's immigration status told The Associated Press on Thursday that his real name is Juan Carlos Oviedo, and he's 29, a year older than listed in the team media guide. The Marlins placed Nunez on Major League Baseball's restricted list, and he isn't expected to pitch in the final week of the season.
Dominican authorities have arrested Hector Pena Diaz, who is accused of falsifying Nunez's documents.