The Atlanta Braves have designated Livan Hernandez for assignment, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. To take his roster spot, the Braves called up Kris Medlen from Triple-A.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports notes that the Braves have been calling around the league trying to move Hernandez as they have 10 days to trade him or release (he can also accept an assignment to the minors).
Hernadez signed with the Braves in March after he was released by the Astros. He posted a 4.94 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 31 innings out of the bullpen for Atlanta.
Hernandez went 8-13 with a 4.47 era for the Nationals in 2011. In 2001 with the Giants, Hernandez hit .296 in 81 at-bats, totaling 24 hits (4 doubles, 1 home run).
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