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Reds designate Roger Bernadina for assignment

Jun 21, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

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The Reds have designated outfielder Roger Bernadina for assignment and called up pitcher Carlos Contreras from Double-A Pensacola, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The Reds had signed Bernadina to a one-year, $1 million contract in January. It isn’t the first time they have DFAed Bernadina — they did so May 3, sent him outright to Triple-A on the 5th, and recalled him on the 6th.

Bernadina, 30, slashed a meager .153/.286/.203 over 71 plate appearances for the Reds.

Contreras, 23, posted a 2.70 ERA with a 27/11 K/BB ratio in 20 innings spanning three starts and six relief appearances for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    The Pensacola Blue Wahoos? What sort of team name is that?

    The Jays worked over the Reds bullpen yesterday, so I assume that a fresh arm was needed.

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jun 21, 2014 at 5:31 PM

      It’s a fish. A pretty tasty one.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2014 at 5:32 PM

        Thanks. I am cooking cod right now.

  2. metalhead65 - Jun 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    oh no how will the reds survive without bernidina? another great jocketty signing bites the dust.

  3. historiophiliac - Jun 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    My condolences to cur.

  4. romosmicrodongs - Jun 22, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Go wahoos!

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