Apr 9, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Livan Hernandez (61) in action against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Braves 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Brewers Sign Livan Hernandez: News Broken By...Bill Hall?

Coming from the kid who pulled off the luckiest scoop in baseball history, former Brewers infielder/outfielder Bill Hall just broke the

Livan Hernandez news via Twitter.

Journal-Sentinel beat writer Tom Haudricourt has confirmed that Hernandez, 37, has joined the Brewers and will take up a role in the bullpen.

Hernandez was released by Atlanta on June 15, and the Brewers, needing pitching help, have picked up the career 175-177 record pitcher. In 18 games with the Braves–all relief appearances–Hernandez went 1-1 with a 4.94 era with 19 strikeouts in 31 innings.

It appears that rookie Mike Fiers will keep his spot in the starting rotation, despite the looming return of Marco Estrada from the DL and the signing of Hernandez.

The Brewers are now the ninth stop for Hernandez on his big league tour. He was an All Star with Montreal and Washington in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and held a career 9-6 mark and 3.59 era against Milwaukee.

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