- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Former Washington Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez was ordered to repay SunTrust Bank $469,387.22 in a summary judgment entered Oct. 13 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.

SunTrust sued Hernandez May 27 over a line of credit and promissory note the bank claimed he breached.

The judgment requires Hernandez to pay $258,595.76 on the line of credit, $168,594.11 on the promissory note, along with $38,538.85 in interest, $2,882.50 in attorney’s fees and $776 in other costs.

Hernandez, who filed for free agency Sunday, made $1.25 million last season. According to Baseball-Reference.com, Hernandez earned $51.45 million since debuting with the Florida Marlins in 1997.

This isn’t Hernandez’s first encounter with SunTrust.

In 2009, the bank sued Hernandez to foreclose on a home he owns in Miami. That move was eventually denied, according to court records.

In June, a government source told The Washington Times that SunTrust repossessed a Lamborghini Murcielago the government said was registered to Mr. Hernandez but owned by Puerto Rican drug lord Angel Ayala Vazquez. SunTrust held the lien on the car, listed at $290,000 on Mr. Hernandez’s Florida registration.

Ayala Vazquez was sentenced to life in prison last week in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hernandez, 36, is the target of a Federal money-laundering investigation in connection with the case, where he’s suspected of being a straw-buyer for Ayala Vazquez.

On a conference call last week, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said the team had not engaged in “significant” talks to re-sign Hernandez, who went 8-13 with a 4.47 earned run average in 29 starts in 2011.

Hernandez’s agent and attorney didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

• Amanda Comak contributed to this report .

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