Bernadina batted just .167 with a .561 OPS in 80 plate appearances this past season between the Reds and Dodgers, and he owns a weak .661 OPS for his career. The 30-year-old from Curacao probably won’t get much of a shot with the Rockies, who already have outfielders Carlos Gonzalez, Corey Dickerson, Charlie Blackmon, Drew Stubbs, Brandon Barnes, and Kyle Parker on their 40-man roster.
The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?
Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.