Livan Hernandez has been pitching well for the Nationals this year, and now they have added his half brother to the organization.
44-year old former ALCS MVP Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez has signed a minor league contract with the team, according to a report by Mark Zuckerman. Hernandez has four World Series titles to his name (three with the Yankees and one with the White Sox), but his best years are behind him. Like 11 years behind him.
Hernandez had eight relief appearances with the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate Oklahoma RedHawks last year before he was released. He will reportedly begin working out with the Nationals organization in Viera, Florida before possibly landing in Syracuse.
Stay tuned to our Nationals blog Federal Baseball for more on the team's pitching situation.