Braves Designate Livan Hernandez For Assignment

The Braves designated right-hander Livan Hernandez for assignment, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Braves called Kris Medlen up from Triple-A in a related move.

The Braves now have ten days to trade Hernandez, release him, or, if he consents, assign him to the minor leagues. The team had been calling around trying to move Hernandez, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Hernandez, 37, signed a Major League deal with the Braves in March, not long after the Astros released him. 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.


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23 Comments on "Braves Designate Livan Hernandez For Assignment"


HalfSt
3 years 1 month ago

We love you Livo, but the Nats really can’t use you anymore.

+1/2St.

Runtime
3 years 1 month ago

They Jays could use an experienced pitcher for a few weeks… I wouldn’t give more than a PTBNL though.

Lunchbox45
3 years 1 month ago

is he an improvement over Laffey?

Runtime
3 years 1 month ago

Nope. but now that Drabek is done for the year…

1980CHAMPS
3 years 1 month ago

Livan Hernandez: Jo Jo Reyes older, right handed twin

LayerCake
3 years 1 month ago

What did Livan ever do to you to deserve that kind of insult?

mike melusky
3 years 1 month ago

If Medlen is available in your fantasy league, grab him NOW.

3 years 1 month ago

That’s only if he comes back as a starter. Sounding like he’ll take Livan’s spot in the pen for now since Minor/Delgado put up good outings last time around.

EdinsonPickle
3 years 1 month ago

He should probably stick to selling cartoon balloons in town. 

Iconoclast17
3 years 1 month ago

That was the post of the month! And, don’t forget Livan is a good man.

Slopeboy
3 years 1 month ago

There’s Bard’s replacement, Ben.

3 years 1 month ago

How long until “Padres Sign Hernandez” is up?

iheartyourfart
3 years 1 month ago

rotation is actually filling back out again… as of next week it will be Volquez, Richard, Bass, Cashner, Marquis…. with Stauffer, Owings, and Wieland expected to return to the rotation soon-ish.  they aren’t quite in the place of desperation where they were a week or two ago.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 1 month ago

 I don’t really want the Padres to sign him, but I think you are being overly optimistic about Stauffer and Owings.  Stauffer is still having elbow problems every time he throws and Owings rehab in Tucson has him playing FIRST base and DH’ing when the opportunity arises.  His forearm is not strong enough right now for the rigors of pitching.  While Cashner should be ready by the end of the month, I don’t think Wieland has started his re hab yet. 

In my opinion they are still in near crisis mode.

coolstorybro222
3 years 1 month ago

Man this is a huge step in the right direction

Gumby65
3 years 1 month ago

37 years old **cough**

3 years 1 month ago

Quite frankly, I never understood the signing at the beginning of the season.  How long before Gartrell or Mejia gets a chance with the big club as the rh bench bat?

kray1000
3 years 1 month ago

About as long as it took them to give Barbaro Canizares a shot.

ugen64
3 years 1 month ago

“Can he pitch? And is he over 35 years old?” – Dan Duquette

JoeSeadog
3 years 1 month ago

Livan is an innings machine, averaging 222 per year for his career. You can give him the ball every 5 days and depend on a decent performance. He’s not Cy Young, but if you score some runs for him he’ll keep you in games. Toronto has scored more runs than the Yankees so far this year and hit almost as many Home Runs. If Drabek is out for any length of time the Jays would be silly to put an unproven arm out there with this veteran available. He hasn’t pitched in the AL for a few years, and has successful post season experience. He’s the Rodney Dangerfield of SP’s because he’s rarely been on “good” teams.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
3 years 1 month ago

It may be time for Livan to start his coaching career.  He has been fun to watch as he reinvented  himself over the years.  No doubt the man knows pitching; I just have a gut feeling he’d be a fantastic pitching coach.

Colin Christopher
3 years 1 month ago

Not every league. Some are deeper than others.

ballajim
3 years 1 month ago

Medlin is probably not worth picking up. But he is not exactly chopped liver either