Nats acquire cannon fodder

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For as bad as he is, even Livan Hernandez has his uses.  Specifically, to go out and pitch a bunch of innings, no matter how ineffective, in order to ease the burden on the young arms of a team already out of the race:

The Nationals signed Livan Hernandez late Tuesday night and wasted no
time inserting the veteran right-hander into their rotation. He’ll
start Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs, bumping four of Washington’s
other starters back a day and Collin Balester to Class AAA Syracuse.

And we can now officially call off the Bryce Harper derby.