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Livan Hernandez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (43) / 2/20/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Recent News's Bill Ladson reports that Livan Hernandez will file his official retirement papers on Thursday.
The 38-year-old Cuban pitched 17 seasons in the majors, finishing with a 4.44 ERA over 3,189 innings. Livo was at the peak of his powers in 2003-05 -- during the time the Expos became the Nationals -- firing 734 2/3 innings of 3.60 ERA ball. Wed, Mar 12, 2014 03:31:00 PM

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Livan Hernandez is hoping to join the Nationals in some capacity now that his playing days are over.

Hernandez didn't pitch in 2013 and, while there was never an official announcement, the 38-year-old is now retired. He's hoping to join the Nationals organization and the team seems to have interest in bringing him on as well. He appeared at the club's NatsFest on Saturday, another sign that an arrangement of some sort is likely in the future. What kind of role he would fill is still undecided.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 09:34:00 PM

According to William Ladson of, Livan Hernandez still plans on playing in the majors in 2013.

The 37-year-old right-hander has won 178 games in his 17-year career and apparently wants to reach 200 victories before hanging up his cleats. After posting a 6.42 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 67 1/3 innings between the Braves and Brewers in 2012, he will probably have to settle for a minor league deal.
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 08:29:00 PM

Livan Hernandez has opted for free agency.

Hernandez was removed from the Brewers' 40-man roster and refused a minor league assignment. The veteran right-hander posted a 6.42 ERA and 48/16 K/BB ratio in 67 1/3 innings this season between the Braves and Brewers. It's not yet known whether he intends to return for his 18th major league season.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 01:34:00 PM

Brewers signed RHP Livan Hernandez to a one-year contract.

With Michael Fiers pitching well and Marco Estrada (quad) due back next week, he'll slide into a long relief role. Hernandez was cut loose from the Braves earlier this month after posting a 4.94 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 18 appearances as a long man.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 01:30:00 PM

Former Brewer and current Orioles minor leaguer Bill Hall has tweeted that Livan Hernandez has signed with Milwaukee.

Hall evidently ran into Hernandez at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, where the Brewers are in town playing the White Sox. It's not clear at this point whether Livan will join the rotation or work in a long relief role.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 01:06:00 PM

Braves released RHP Livan Hernandez.

Hernandez was designated for assignment last week, and will evidently attempt to continue his career elsewhere. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal and is doubtful to hold any fantasy value.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 09:04:00 AM

Braves designated RHP Livan Hernandez for assignment.

Hernandez posted a 4.94 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 18 appearances as a long man out of the Braves bullpen. While he's thoroughly unexciting, Livan shouldn't have trouble finding a new job with someone in need of rotation depth. He might have to settle for a minor league deal, though.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 03:04:00 PM

Livan Hernandez picked up his first career save after getting five outs against the Rockies on Saturday.

Hernandez entered a three-run game in the eighth and stayed in after the Braves expanded their lead to four runs in the top of the ninth. The save came in his 11th career relief appearance and 485th game overall. He has a nice enough 3.72 ERA out of the pen for the Braves this season.
Sun, May 6, 2012 02:32:00 AM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Livan Hernadez will be used in a long reliever/spot starter role and his signing "doesn't affect the fifth starter battle."

We figured Hernandez would fill the No. 5 starter role until Tim Hudson was ready, but evidently that competition will still come down to Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran. Hernandez got a major league deal from the Braves shortly after being released by the Astros.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 03:01:00 PM

Braves signed RHP Livan Hernandez to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

He can earn an additional $750,000 in performance bonuses. Only about two hours passed between the time Hernandez was released by the Astros and then showed up in the Braves' spring training clubhouse, which is just 20 minutes away from the Astros'. He'll be used in a long relief/spot starter role, which means the fifth starter battle will still come down to Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran. Hernandez has posted a 5.63 ERA and 1.81 WHIP this spring and had a 4.47 ERA and 99/46 K/BB ratio over 175 1/3 innings last season for the Nationals.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 02:29:00 PM

Jon Heyman of reports that the Braves will sign recently released Livan Hernandez.

Well, that was fast. Hernandez was just released by the Astros a couple hours ago but has already found a new job. He'll likely slide into the No. 5 spot in the rotation and keep it warm until Tim Hudson is ready, pushing Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran to Triple-A. Hernandez has posted a 5.63 ERA and 1.81 WHIP this spring.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 02:05:00 PM

Astros released RHP Livan Hernandez.

It's a surprising move, as Hernandez was expected to be the team's No. 4 starter despite posting a 5.63 ERA and 1.81 WHIP this spring. But, the Astros certainly aren't going anywhere in 2012, and they've decided to go with youth in their rotation, giving Jordan Lyles and Kyle Weiland a shot. Hernandez should be able to catch on somewhere with a team needing some starting pitching depth.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 12:14:00 PM

Livan Hernandez tossed five scoreless innings Tuesday against the Phillies.

Hernandez outdueled Cole Hamels before leaving a 1-0 game. He's almost certainly going to be the Astros' fourth starter to begin the season, not that that's anything for fantasy leaguers to get excited about.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 04:21:00 PM

Livan Hernandez feels fine after being hit on the outside of his right leg by a comebacker during Thursday's start.

Hernandez tossed 2 1/3 innings and was only scheduled to face one more hitter, so there was no reason to leave him in. He should be fine for his next start.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 02:42:00 PM

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