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Dodgers Sign Outfielder Roger Bernadina To Minor League Deal

[new_royalslider id=”217″] One thing the Los Angeles Dodgers have enough of is outfielders, with five qualified candidates that would start for most teams.

Well, it appears that one can never have too much of one thing as it appears the team has made a move to bring in another outfielder.

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Dodgers have brought aboard another outfielder with major-league experience:

Bernadina played 44 games for the Cincinnati Reds this season before being released on June 27. He was hitting just .153 while playing all three outfield positions. The outfielder had his best season in 2012 with the Washington Nationals, where he hit .291 with 15 stolen bases.

The 30-year-old will not join the Dodgers, as he signed a minor-league deal:

With Carl Crawford’s recovery from injury going slower than expected and the possibility of a trade happening in the next month, Bernadina’s signing could be an insurance policy to bolster outfield depth. Bernadina will join the Isotopes and could find himself back in the big leagues in the near future. He brings a speed element and above-average defense to the table and would provide another veteran presence in the clubhouse.

Bernadina becomes the latest reclamation project that the Dodgers have taken on, joining Chone Figgins this year, and Carlos Marmol and Edinson Volquez last season. He may not impact the big league club this season, but he does give the Dodgers another option in their system.

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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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