Hernandez, Expos agree to three-year extension

Updated: April 14, 2004, 9:06 AM ET

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Pitcher Livan Hernandez agreed Tuesday to a $21 million, three-year contract extension with the Montreal Expos.

Hernandez was due to make $6 million this season, the final year of his current deal. The extension lowers this year's salary to $4 million, and calls for him to get $8 million in both 2005 and 2006 and $7 million in 2007.

In 2003, his first year with the Expos, Hernandez had the best year of his career. He went 15-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 33 starts. He led the team in wins, ERA, innings (233 1-3) and complete games (eight).

Hernandez was acquired by the Expos from San Francisco with infielder/catcher Edwards Guzman and cash in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jim Brower and a player to be named.

The right-hander is 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA in two starts this season.

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