Post-season baseball in Miami once was Livan Hernandez time. The pitching Cuban expat carried the then-Florida Marlins through the playoffs and to a 1997 World Series championship.
Now out of baseball, Hernandez will have something a lot less fun to deal with this fall: a paternity lawsuit.
According to Miami-Dade County court records, Hernandez’ former live-in girlfriend just filed against the right-hander, who retired from the Milwaukee Brewers in 2014.
Because they are not married, galpal Yenni Avendano, 42, filed the paternity action to codify a custody arrangement and child support for their 12-year-old daughter, Yanelle Hernandez.
Neither Yenni — whom Hernandez identifies as his “wife” to friends although there is no evidence they are married — nor Livan appears to have hired a lawyer yet.
Requests for comment left on both their phones and email addresses were not answered.
Court records, meanwhile, indicate the suit isn’t the former lovebirds’ only headache.
Both Hernandez and Avendano were named as defendants in a breach of contract lawsuit earlier this year in Miami.
The action was brought by Miami businessman German Carreno Rodriguez, who says the couple befriended him, played a lot of golf with him then convinced him to loan them $220,000 for a “short while.”
That was in 2014.
“My client idolized him as a baseball hero,” said attorney Robert Frankel, Rodriguez’s lawyer. “Mr. Hernandez committed fraud on my client. He used the money to pay for his mortgage and not, as he claimed, to create a great business deal. He is a despicable person.”
Rodriguez won a default judgment against the couple but has yet to be paid back.