Associated Press - February 12, 2008 2:03 PM ET
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pitcher Livan (LEE'-vahn) Hernandez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $5 million, 1-year contract.
Hernandez can earn an additional $2 million in performance bonuses.
The Twins are short on experience in their rotation, after trading Johan Santana and losing Carlos Silva as a free agent.
Last season, Hernandez made $7 million while going 11-11 with a 4.93 ERA in 33 starts for Arizona.
He has been quite durable over 10-plus years in the majors, logging at least 199 innings each season since 1998.
Hernandez joins a handful of young starting pitching candidates with Minnesota, including Francisco Liriano, Scott Baker, Boof Bonser, Kevin Slowey, Nick Blackburn, and Phil Humber.
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