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Roberto Hernández receives visa, heading to Spring Training

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The wait for Roberto Hernández is over, he has been approved for his work visa.

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The Astros' potential fifth starter is finally heading to Spring Training. Non-roster invite Roberto Hernández has received his work visa today, reported MLB.com's Brian McTaggart:

The delay in receiving his visa stems from Roberto Hernández's issue with identity fraud. Previously known as Fausto Carmona, Hernández missed much of the 2012 season with visa issues and suspension.

Hernández pitched for the Phillies and Dodgers last season. In Philadelphia, he had a record of 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA and a 1.347 WHIP. The Phillies traded Hernández to the Dodgers for Victor Arano and Jesmuel Valentin at the deadline. With Los Angeles, Hernández was 2-3 with a 4.74 ERA and a 1.511 WHIP.

Hernández was scheduled to pitch this weekend for the Astros, no word yet if his late arrival with change that plan.