Hector Olivera, Pablo Fernandez receive their visas, can travel to U.S.

Infielder Hector Olivera and pitcher Pablo Fernandez have received visas that will allow them to come to the United States. Both agreed to terms with the Dodgers weeks ago, but Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman preferred they take their physicals in the U.S.

Their contracts should become official once they pass, and that could happen within the week.

Olivera agreed to terms on a six-year, $62.5 million deal in March. The Dodgers signed Fernandez to an $8 million minor-league contract.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.