Posted October 17, 2012 on
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The Milwaukee Brewers say veteran reliever Livan Hernandez and catcher Yorvit Torrealba have become free agents after refusing outright assignments to the minor leagues.
The team on Wednesday also added minor league reliever Jesus Sanchez to their 40-man roster.
Hernandez went 3-0 with no saves in 26 relief appearances this year with Milwaukee, where he had a 7.68 ERA. The Brewers acquired him in June after Atlanta designated him for assignment. His career record is 178-177.
The Brewers acquired Torrealba in late September from Toronto for cash considerations. The 34-year old came to Milwaukee batting .233 with four homers and 14 RBIs. He was hitless in five at-bats for the Brewers.
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