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.

23 Responses to Braves Designate Livan Hernandez For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. HalfSt 3 years ago

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


  2. Runtime 3 years ago

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

    • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

      is he an improvement over Laffey?

      • Runtime 3 years ago

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

    • 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

      Livan Hernandez: Jo Jo Reyes older, right handed twin

      • LayerCake 3 years ago

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

  3. mike melusky 3 years ago

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

    • 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.

  4. EdinsonPickle 3 years ago

    He should probably stick to selling cartoon balloons in town. 

    • Iconoclast17 3 years ago

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

  5. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    There’s Bard’s replacement, Ben.

  6. How long until “Padres Sign Hernandez” is up?

    • iheartyourfart 3 years 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 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.

  7. coolstorybro222 3 years ago

    Man this is a huge step in the right direction

  8. Gumby65 3 years ago

    37 years old **cough**

  9. 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 ago

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

  10. ugen64 3 years ago

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

  11. JoeSeadog 3 years 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.

  12. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 3 years 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.

  13. Colin Christopher 3 years ago

    Not every league. Some are deeper than others.

  14. ballajim 3 years ago

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

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