Washington Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez throws the first pitch of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Washington Nationals home opener Thursday, April 14, 2005, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez sits on the mound after being knocked down by a line drive that shot into his glove in a loss Thursday in San Diego. The righthander's ties to a drug dealer in Puerto Rico are under investigation. (Associated Press)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Livan Hernandez sits on the mound after being knocked down while catching a line drive hit by San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia in the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 9, 2011 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Livan Hernandez, foreground, gives up a solo home run to Florida Marlins' Mike Stanton, top, during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Nationals right-hander Livan Hernandez worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing four earned runs in Washington's 4-1 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday night. He surrendered 10 hits, walked four and struck out three.
Nationals starting pitcher Livan Hernandez delivers a pitch during the first inning of the opening day game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 31, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)
Washington Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez looks up toward a pop fly in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Kissimmee, Fla. Washington won 10-0.(AP Photo/David Goldman)