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Livan Hernandez agreed Friday to a $750,000, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, a short time after he was released from a minor league deal with the Houston Astros.
After being released at noon, Hernandez arrived at the Braves' spring training complex, about 15 miles away.
Hernandez is the active leader in starts (474) and innings (3,121 2-3). He was the opening-day starter for Washington last season and went 8-13 with a 4.47 ERA in 29 starts.
Hernandez is a two-time All Star and helped Florida win the 1997 World Series. He also spent time with San Francisco, Montreal, Arizona, Minnesota, Colorado and the New York Mets before re-signing with the Expos/Nationals in 2009.
Hernandez has a career record of 174-176 with a 4.39 ERA.
He can earn an a maximum of $750,000 in performance bonuses. He would get $125,000 each for 110, 120, 130, 140, 150 and 160 innings, and $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 games.
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Shortly after getting released by the Houston Astros, right-hander Livan Hernandez signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves on Friday. The deal is for $750,000 with $750,000 in potential performance bonuses.
The Braves, seeking depth for their pitching staff, plan to use Hernandez as a long reliever and spot starter.
Hernandez, 37, was 1-2 with a...
The Houston Astros released veteran righthander Livan Hernandez on Friday.
The 37-year-old Hernandez had signed a minor league contract with the team last month.
A former World Series MVP, Hernandez was the opening day starter for the Washington Nationals last season.
He went 8-13 with a 4.47 ERA in 29 games for the Nationals last year and is 174-176 with a 4.39 career ERA.
In perhaps the fasteset set of transaction I’ve ever seen, the Astros announced that they were releasing Livan Hernandez at 12:07 pm eastern time, and then Jon Heyman reported that Livan was signing with the Braves at 2:02 pm eastern. Livan wasn’t even unemployed for two hours.
Livan’s a pretty fascinating guy. While his xFIPs are crazy consistent over the last four years...
The Houston Astros have released right-hander Livan Hernandez, baseball's active leader in starts and innings, from his minor-league contract.
General manager Jeff Luhnow made the announcement Friday. The 37-year-old Hernandez made five starts for the Astros in spring training after signing with the club on Jan. 31.
Hernandez had hoped to pitch for a 17th season with his eighth...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Houston Astros have released right-hander Livan Hernandez, baseball's active leader in starts and innings, from his minor league contract.
General manager Jeff Luhnow made the announcement Friday. The 37-year-old Hernandez made five starts for the Astros this spring training after signing with the club on Jan. 31.
Hernandez had hoped to pitch for...
The Houston Astros have released Livan Hernandez, senior director of social media Alyson Footer reports. back in January, the Astros signed Hernandez to a minor league deal.
In 16 Spring innings, Hernandez went 1-2 with a 5.63 era while allowing 23 hits.
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...
The Atlanta Braves have signed Livan Hernandez to a one year Major league deal worth $750k, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports are reporting. The deal comes hours after the Houston Astros released Hernandez.