Welcome to DC Livan Hernandez!
Livan - who threw the first ever pitch for the Nationals when the club moved to Washington and played their initial game of the 2005 season, April 4th at Philly - is back with the ballclub.
Released by the NY Mets on August 23, let's hope things turn out on the positive side for the 34-year-old right-hander from Cuba.
Livan's one complete game this season was against Washington on May 26 in a 6-1 Mets victory.
Hernandez has more wins and has thrown more innings than any present Nats pitcher.
If Hernandez can regain his form from his early days in the Major Leagues, it could turn out to be another neat move by GM Mike Rizzo.
One thing is for certain, the young pitchers in the Washington rotation can learn a thing or two from this guy. One more thing - Livan can swing a bat! He's among the top five in active pitchers in batting average and home runs, extra base hits, and his 192 hits and 34 doubles lead all active pitchers.