CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports that the Phillies are interested in released outfielder Roger Bernadina. Bernadina was released yesterday by the Washington Nationals to make room for newly-acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Chicago Cubs.
Bernadina, 29, is batting .178/.247/.270 with two home runs and six RBIs in 85 games this season. In 468 games over six seasons with the Nationals, the speedy outfielder hit .243/.310/.360 with 25 home runs and 107 RBIs to go along with 56 steals.
Sure, why not? Bernadina can be used as a defensive replacement or a pinch-runner. The man can absolutely fly. Plus, in 46 career games (23 starts) against the Phillies, Bernadina is batting .283/.360/.434 with two home runs, 13 RBIs and and six steals without being caught. He clearly liked Phillies pitching so maybe the Phillies are doing this to also keep him away from other teams.
At the end of the day, if they sign Bernadina, is that really a move that excites you? Or, on the flip side, is that really a move to get mad over? The answer to both of those questions should be "no."
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