One of the most popular pitchers in Washington Nationals franchise history could be coming to the front office soon.
Not only did Livan Hernandez express a desire to help out with the club following his invitation to NatsFest, General Manager expressed mutual interest at the annual fan event. Rizzo indicated that he would love for Hernandez to maintain a role with the club, hoping that the now 38-year-old retired pitcher would assist pitchers during Spring Training.
Hernandez, who pitched with the Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals during two stints in his career, is especially suited for that. The Cuban right-hander gained notoriety within the franchise and amongst its fans as a perennial workhorse. In his first three years with the organization, which spanned the Expos and Nationals eras, Hernandez pitched 233.1, 255, and 246 IP respectively. In the last two years the club was in Montreal, Livan had 8 and 9 complete games respectively. He was a two-time All-Star, and for his career with the franchise, he was a 70-72 pitcher with a 3.98 ERA, 23 complete games, and 1,317 innings pitched.