The Mets have released Livan Hernandez and activated Billy Wagner, according to Kevin Burkhardt.
Hernandez went 4-1 in his first nine starts with the Mets, going 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in May. Since then, he’s gone 3-7 14 starts, now sporting an ERA of 5.47 and a WHIP of 1.59.
ERA and WHIP, by month:
Safe to say the magic ran out.
Livan signed a minor-league deal with the Mets in February. He made $1 million when added to the 40-man roster and could have made another $1 million in performance bonuses.
Another hole in the Mets rotation. Who’s filling it this time?
Nelson Figueroa? Tim Redding? Pat Misch? Tag-team all three?
Updated – 5:02 p.m.: Bart Hubbuch just tweeted that Tim Redding will take Livan’s spot in the rotation on Saturday.
As if there was any better way to pay homage to the 1969 team, Tim Redding is pitching.