Atlanta Braves Designate Livan Hernandez For Assignment, Call Up Kris Medlen

May 27, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Livan Hernandez (61) pitches in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Livan Hernandez has probably thrown his final pitch at the Major League level.

The Atlanta Braves have parted ways with veteran pitcher Livan Hernandez, designating him for assignment and calling up Kris Medlen to take his place. The club originally hoped to use Hernandez as a long-man in the bullpen, but poor results (4.94 ERA) and the simple fact that his pitches don't miss bats anymore likely ended his time with the Braves.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Atlanta was looking to deal Hernandez the last few days, but there were understandably no suitors.

Medlen was previously sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett to prepare for a return to the starting rotation, but that picture is a bit muddled at this point. He will be in uniform for tonight's game against Baltimore, and one would have to think a return to the 'pen is likely at this point.

Best of luck to Livan wherever the rest of his career takes him. He seemed like a great teammate by all accounts, but he simply isn't a viable option on the mound anymore at this stage of his professional life.

For more on the Braves check out Talking Chop.

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