Livan Hernandez RP MIL 9 Months

MLB.com'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.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Oct 03 '78

According to William Ladson of MLB.com, Livan Hernandez still plans on playing big league baseball in 2013.

The 37-year-old right-hander has won 178 games in his 17 year career, and wants to reach 200 victories before hanging em' up. After posting a 6.42 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 67 1/3 innings between the Braves and Brewers in 2012, he may have to settle for a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Jul 28 '78

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.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Apr 02 '78

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

With Michael Fiers pitching well and Marco Estrada (quad) due back next week, we assume 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.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Mar 30 '78

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.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Mar 26 '78

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.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Feb 14 '78

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.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Jan 08 '78

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.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Jan 08 '78

Braves signed RHP Livan Hernandez to a minor league contract.

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 slide into the No. 5 spot in the rotation and keep it warm until Tim Hudson is ready, likely pushing Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran to Triple-A. 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.

Livan Hernandez RP MIL Jan 08 '78

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com 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.