Brewers Sign Livan Hernandez

May 24, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Livan Hernandez (61) pitches during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Braves 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed veteran right-hander Livan Hernandez, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Hernandez was designated for assignment and released by the Atlanta Braves last week.

Hernandez signed with the Houston Astros this off-season, but was released by the club before the regular season began. Soon after his release, the 37-year-old signed with the Braves.

Pitching solely out of Atlanta’s bullpen, Hernandez appeared in 18 games for the Braves this season. Over his 31 innings pitched, Hernandez posted an ERA and WHIP of 4.94 and 1.548 with 5.5 SO/9 and 2.3 BB/9.

Milwaukee is expected to use Hernandez in relief initially, though the veteran right-hander is an experienced starter. From 1998 through 2010, Hernandez logged at least 30 starts per season. He fell one start below this mark in 2011, but still totaled 175 1/3 innings pitched for the Nationals with an ERA and WHIP of 4.47 and 1.397.

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