Not good innings, but good enough innings. On an arm you could care less about not a youngster you want to develop or a long reliever you hope to use for a couple years. From someone you feel certain isn't going to come up lame and force your hand. It also helps if the guy is a fan favorite.
Welcome back (potentially) Livan.
You may not want to see Livan take a spot in the rotation and hold back a youngster, but let's be real. On the field the difference between him and one of those other quasi-young "prospects" will be minimal. (Off the field it's the difference between AWESOME and yawn) The Nats know what I know and what you should know, most of these guys aren't nothing. So don't worry about it. He's not going to be blocking a hidden gem. Plus...