Juan Carlos Oviedo, the relief pitcher for the Marlins formerly known as Leo Nunez, received his visa Wednesday to return to the United States according to a published report in El Caribe.
Although Oviedo can return to the U.S. it doesn't mean he can pitch right away. He still has to serve an eight week suspension laid down by Major League Baseball.
The Marlins have said in the past they envision using Oviedo as a set-up man for closer Heath Bell. Nunez will not receive any of his $6 million salary until his suspension is over.
MLB and the Marlins have yet to comment about the matter.
Oviedo has 92 saves in his career for the Marlins, third all-time.