Brewers To Sign Livan Hernandez

The Brewers agreed to sign right-hander Livan Hernandez, Jon Heyman of tweets. The Brewers could use help in the bullpen, and their rotation is thinning out now that Shaun Marcum could join starters Chris Narveson and Marco Estrada on the disabled list.

The Braves released Hernandez three days ago  after calling other teams about possible trade scenarios. Hernandez signed a Major League deal with the Braves in March, not long after the Astros released him. The Praver/Shapiro client posted a 4.94 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 31 innings out of the bullpen for Atlanta. 

Bill Hall broke the news on Twitter earlier this afternoon.

16 Responses to Brewers To Sign Livan Hernandez Leave a Reply

  1. Lastings 3 years ago

    Glad to see Bill Hall taking up a career in journalism…

    • davengmusic 3 years ago

      bah!  you beat me to it!

    • Gumby65 3 years ago

      Time for me to break this…
      Twitter has just DFA’d Bill Hall.


  2. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    In tweets that followed he said he thought this was already common knowledge and is sorry for having broken the news. So I don’t think he has a career in this. Livan fits a need for the Brewers in the rotation with some of the injuries they have sustained.

  3. So let me get this straight….no one wanted to trade the Braves for Livan but as soon as we DFA/release he get’s signed by MIL??? Umm couldn’t they have worked out something for nothing????

    • letsgogiants 3 years ago

      Well he was owed $750,00 this year by the Braves, which meant that if the Brewers claimed him, then they would just take on his contract. However, by just waiting on Livan to be released, the Brewers only needed to pay him the league minimum. Sure it may not be that much, but if you knew that no one was going to claim him (which was almost a given due to his age and inefficiency), then why not save the extra money? 

  4. Gumby65 3 years ago

    Best part about Livan is that he’s still only 37.¬† Seriously.¬† It’s documented at more places than just Wikipedia.

  5. The LEVO show continues!

  6. Much like Jo-Jo Reyes, I have no idea how Hernandez keeps getting work.

    • letsgogiants 3 years ago

      Pitching depth. And when a team like the Brewers have their main pitchers on the DL, then they are used just to pitch innings, which is what Livan is; an innings eater.

  7. daveineg 3 years ago

    Estrada is scheduled to start Tuesday night, and threw 6 innings in a rehab start at AAA last night so his DL stint is in effect over.  Fiers has done a nice job in 4 starts since he was called up in his absence.  I doubt the Brewers see Hernandez as a starter.

    Brewers like the idea of having Hernandez give the other guys in the pen a breather.¬† Dillard and Parra couldn’t get past one inning and change without serious trouble.

    • Hit the nail on the head.¬† I’d take just about take anyone over Dillard, Parra, or Perez in a middle inning¬†relief role. Plus, the entire pitching staff is taxed with the injuries (add Veras’s tweak to the list) and being overworked, so we definitely need some help.

  8. soxfan123123 3 years ago

    The whitesox should have signed him to eat up some innings.

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