Roger Bernadina recalled by Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. (USA) -
Roger Bernadina is back in the Major League.
The outfielder was called up on September 2 from the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A team of the Washington Nationals.
On July 29, the 27-year old Curaçao-born Bernadina was sent to the Chiefs to make room on the Major League-roster for Taiwanese pitcher Chien-ming Wang, who had been on the disabled list for a long time.
Three days before the start of the Major League-season, Bernadina also was sent to the Chiefs, but was called up again on May 7.
Since then, he played in 71 games for the Nationals, mostly as its centerfielder, and batted .247 (66-for-267), scored 35 runs, hit five homeruns and was credited with 20 runs batted in.
In total, Bernadina has played in 234 Major League-games since he made his debut in 2008.
Bernadina was sent to AAA in July, as he had options left to be recalled to the big league-team.
Besides that, the Nationals wanted to keep their veteran bench players on its active roster.
The Nationals are managed by Davey Johnson, who in 2003 and 2004 was a member of the coaching staff of the Dutch National Baseball Team as the Assistant Manager of Robert Eenhoorn.