The Washington Times - February 15, 2012, 02:44PM

Ex-Washington Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez’s financial entanglements have followed him to the Houston Astros.

Attorneys representing SunTrust Bank filed a motion in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Feb. 14 to garnish Hernandez’s wages with the Astros to repay almost a half-million dollars. The attorneys previously obtained an order on Dec. 20 to garnish Hernandez’s wages with the Nationals. As Hernandez was a free agent before signing a minor league deal with the Astros last month, the order was withdrawn.


Hernandez owes SunTrust Bank $469,387.22 from a line of credit and promissory note, according to a summary judgement entered against him in October.

This isn’t the first order of garnishment against Hernandez. Last year, a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge ordered $12,132.38 to be taken from a Hernandez bank account to pay American Express Centurion Bank as part of a $46,551.85 judgment against Hernandez.

Last month, a million-dollar Miami home Hernandez owned was sold at a court-ordered auction for $40,000.

In an unrelated case in Florida’s Collier County Circuit Court, a motion to hold Hernandez in contempt of court was filed last month in connection with a $5,384.17 judgment against him.

In an interview with the Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald last week, the 36-year-old Hernandez expressed the desire to be an assistant general manager when his playing days end. And Hernandez, who made $1.25 million with the Nationals last season, guaranteed his spot in the Astro’s rotation.

“I can not give many details,” Hernandez told the El Nuevo Herald in remarks translated from Spanish. “But, yes, I will be in the rotation.”