Another day, another Spring Training invitee for the Reds. Today, it is outfielder Roger Bernadina.
Bernadina has been in the bigs since he debuted with the Nationals in 2008 and had been a member up until this season, when he was sent off to the Philadelphia Phillies.
He had a miserable 2013 campaign, batting just .181 and compiling only a .250 on-base percentage in 250 plate appearances.
For his career, he is only a .239 batter, but has been known to bring some pop along with it. In his best season, 2010, he drilled 11 long balls and swiped 16 bags. He brings a unique blend of speed and power to the club. With the loss of Derrick Robinson and Xavier Paul, Bernadina combines the best of both worlds for each player.
He has an invite to Major League Spring Training, but the deal is indeed a Minor League contract, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com has reported.