Braves get Livan Hernandez

Updated: March 30, 2012, 4:26 PM ET
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HOUSTON -- The Atlanta Braves have signed right-handed pitcher Livan Hernandez to a one-year deal.

Hours earlier, the Houston Astros had released Hernandez, baseball's active leader in starts and innings, from his minor-league contract.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow made the announcement Friday. The 37-year-old Hernandez made five starts for the Astros in spring training after signing with the club on Jan. 31.

The Astros would have been Hernandez's eighth different team ...

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