The New York Post is reporting that the Mets have released starter Livan Hernandez to make room for reliever Billy Wagner. Hernandez has been a disappointment for the Mets this season, with opposing hitters hitting .312 against him. He has trouble with his command, leading to an increase in walks and homeruns, despite being in a pitcher friendly stadium.
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Oakland is 21 games out of first, with playoff chances all but down the drain. Bringing in a veteran like Hernandez on a reduced price, although it may not produce wins, would give manager Bob Geren a way to keep his young pitchers innings down.