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Roger Bernadina back in Major League
CINCINNATI, Ohio (USA) - Dutch outfielder Roger Bernadina returned to the Major League again on Wednesday (May 7). Officially, he was recalled by the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday when the club selected his contract from the Louisville Bats, its Triple-A team.

...Roger Bernadina...
...back in Majors...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
Bernadina takes the spot on the roster from outfielder Jay Bruce, who has been put on the disabled list after he underwent surgery to a torn meniscus cartilage in his left knee. On Monday, Bernadina was sent to Triple-A, but he hadn't left Cincinnati yet as he waited what was to happen with him. The next day he was informed that he was added again to the roster and had to travel to Boston.

On Wednesday-evening, Bernadina was back in the starting line-up of the Reds, as he was the rightfielder in the second game of a 2-game series against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. The 29-year old Bernadina was the seventh batter in the batting order. Leading off for the Reds was Skip Schumaker, the player for whom Bernadina initially had to make room last Saturday. Schumaker hit a 2-run homerun in the third inning to give the Reds a 2-0 lead.

Bernadina lined a grounder towards first base in first at bat and was eliminated. In his second at bat, he walked, but was forced out on second base. In his third at bat, Bernadina came to bat with the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the seventh inning. Bernadina grounded to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who made a high throw to first, where Mike Napoli touched the base in time to eliminate Bernadina, but he had batted in the go-ahead run. However, the BoSox came back and went on to win 4-3.

On Saturday, Bernadina was designated Bernadina for assignment by the Reds to make room on the 25-man Major League-roster for infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker. The latter was put on the disabled list during Spring Training on March 21 with a dislocated left shoulder, but today was activated again.

Bernadina made the big league-roster during Spring Training. Bernadina batted .143 (4-for-28) in 23 games so far and was 1-for-11 as a pinch-hitter.

When a player is 'designated for assignment', a club has several options. He can be put back on the roster within 10 days after the assignment, but a player can also be sent to the minor league, can be traded or even can be released.

(May 7)

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