Eisler Livan Hernandez Carrera, known as Livan Hernandez, is a professional baseball player who hails from Villa Clara, Cuba. He was a former athlete in his hometown and was recruited by Joe Cubas to play in the United States. He was selected to play for the Florida Marlins in 1996 and became an official member of the team in June 1997, his second rookie year. He was given the World Series Most Valuable Player award after winning the first game in the 1997 World Series. Hernandez also played for the San Francisco Giants from 1999 to 2002 and for the Montreal Expos from 2003 to 2004. According to reviews, he is one fine defensive player and statistics show he made only 11 errors in his entire playing career. Experts also say he work much while in a game and this show in his record of 161-154 win-loss ratio and 1, 748 strikeouts as of June 16, 2010.
He played in the All-Star games twice and was awarded the Silver Slugger trophy in 2004. In 2005 to 2006, he became part of the Washington Nationals and of the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2006 to 2007. He also signed with the Minnesota Twins in 2008 as well as the Colorado Rockies in the same year. In 2009, he joined the New York Mets. He was released by the Mets on August 20, 2009 and went back to the Washington Nationals on August 26.
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