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Ken Rosenthal

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Now that was quick.

Shortly after getting released by the Houston Astros, right-hander Livan Hernandez signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves on Friday. The deal is for $750,000 with $750,000 in potential performance bonuses.

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The Braves, seeking depth for their pitching staff, plan to use Hernandez as a long reliever and spot starter.

Hernandez, 37, was 1-2 with a 5.63 ERA for the Astros in five Grapefruit League starts. He had signed a minor-league deal with the Astros on Jan. 31.
 

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