Aug 29, 2010, 4:58 PM EST
According to the Nationals’ official Twitter page, the Washington GM Mike Rizzo has announced a one-year contract extension for veteran right-hander Livan Hernandez.
The money involved has not been revealed just yet, but it seems like a wise move with the information that we do know. Hernandez, 35, has posted a 3.49 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP and a 9-9 record this season on a bad Nationals team. His 91 strikeouts and 55 walks aren’t blowing anybody away, but he’s registered two complete games and one shutout.
Hernandez is the consummate innings-eater. He’s tallied at least 175 innings in each of the last 12 seasons and is likely to reach the 200-inning plateau this year.
The Nats will be without Stephen Strasburg in 2011 due to Tommy John surgery. They did well to secure at least one reliable starter for next season.
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