Hernandez Joins Brother With Expos After Trade
The Montreal Expos acquired Livan Hernandez from the San Francisco Giants on Monday night, uniting the former World Series MVP with his half brother, Orlando Hernandez.
Montreal acquired Livan Hernandez and catcher Edwards Guzman and $3.2 million in exchange for pitcher Jim Brower and a player to be named. The money will pay all of Livan Hernandez’s salary but the $300,000 minimum.
Livan Hernandez, 28, was 12-16 with a 4.38 earned-run average last year for the Giants and is 69-69 in his career.
Orlando Hernandez, acquired from the New York Yankees during the off-season, will miss at least one regular-season start because of tendinitis in his right shoulder.
Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamonbacks enjoyed their first four years together so much that they don’t want to end the relationship any time soon.
Johnson, who has won the NL Cy Young Award every year he’s been in Arizona, agreed to a $33-million, two-year contract extension with the Diamondbacks.
The deal will keep Johnson in an Arizona uniform through his 42nd birthday, and is the largest average annual salary of any pitcher in baseball history.
Johnson is 81-27 since joining the Diamondbacks.
Texas shortstop Alex Rodriguez will play in a minor league game today and then probably won’t play in any more games for the Rangers this spring, but he is expected to be in the lineup for the season opener Sunday against the Angels at Edison Field, Manager Buck Showalter said.... Atlanta Brave pitcher Paul Byrd probably will start the season on the disabled list because of a sore elbow.... American League MVP Miguel Tejada will sit out at least two games after getting hit on the left knee by a pitch.