Juan Carlos Oviedo pardoned

Updated: May 24, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com

Dominican pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, received a pardon from the U.S. State Department, a mandatory requirement for eligibility for a visa to travel to the United States and continue his career with the Miami Marlins.

Oviedo told ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com Thursday that he is awaiting a call from the U.S. consulate in the Dominican Republic to get the visa that will allow him to travel to join the Marlins.

"I don't want to talk much about that (the ...

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