In January of this year, Livan Hernandez signed a contract with the Houston Astros. In March of this year, Livan Hernandez was dumped by the Houston Astros, and added by the Atlanta Braves. In June of this year -- today! -- Livan Hernandez has been dumped by the Atlanta Braves. Rough year for Livan Hernandez, or, popular year for Livan Hernandez.
Livan Hernandez has been designated for assignment and Kris Medlen has been recalled from Gwinnett. Medlen will be in uniform tonight.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 15, 2012
Hernandez had been working as a long man in the bullpen, and in his most recent go, he retired five batters and allowed five runs. In his previous appearance, he retired nine batters and allowed four runs. For the season, his ERA stands at 4.94 and he's got nearly five times as many strikeouts as unintentional walks, but Livan Hernandez is Livan Hernandez forever and always, and now the Braves are going younger.
Hernandez is 37, and he'll probably get another job on account of an agreement he has with the commissioner's office stating that Hernandez is never to be unemployed for more than six months at a time. He has an age, but he's ageless, and someone will probably fall for his veteranness and loopy curveball. But you know what really sucks? Packing. Right now, Livan Hernandez has to pack.