Giants trade Livan Hernandez

So ends the legacy of Livan Hernandez in San Francisco. Giants aquire Jim Brower in trade.

Pitcher Livan Hernandez is on his way to Montreal. The Giants have traded Hernandez and utility man Edwards Guzman to the Montreal for reliever Jim Brower and a player to be named. The deal also includes money to the Expos.

 Livan Hernandez, the 28-year-old pitcher, was with the Giants for approximately 3 ½ years. He was 12-16 with an ERA of 4.38 in 2002. In his 7-year career, he is 69-69 with a 4.42 ERA.

This trade now means that he will be joining his brother, Orlando Hernandez, who was acquired from the New York Yankees in the offseason.

Edwards Guzman, 26, played with the Giants for two years (1999 and 2001). He was one of the last players cut from last year's roster, therefore spending time with the Giants Triple A affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies. There, he had a .297 AVG, including 5 home runs and 55 RBI.

Jim Brower, 30-year-old right hand reliever, was 3-2 with an ERA of 4.37 last year. As for his career, he has achieved a 4.60 ERA in 120 games.

With a starter position opened up, there is now room for the minor league talent to come up and make their big debut.


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