Reds add Bernadina
The Reds made another late off-season free agent addition Friday when outfielder Roger Bernadina was signed to a Minor League contract and invited to Spring Training as a non-roster player.
Bernadina, 29, split the 2013 season with the Nationals and Phillies and batted .181 in 112 games. Washington released him on August 19 and he was picked up by Philadelphia two days later.
The decline in production came after a strong 2012 season for the Nationals, where Bernadina batted .291/.372/.405 in 129 games with five home runs, 25 RBIs and 15 steals.
After they were rebuffed last week by Grady Sizemore, it appears that Bernadina will be the protection behind Billy Hamilton in camp.
**UPDATE: If Bernadina makes the Reds out of camp, he will earn a $1 million salary in 2014. The deal does not come with incentives but contains out clauses on March 18, March 28 and July 1 if he has not been added to the 25-man roster. Click here for the full story on MLB.com
*The Reds now have 59 players in big league camp for Spring Training.
*Got some uniform numbers for the recently signed players.
15 Roger Bernadina
27 Chris Nelson
7 Ramon Santiago
*Here is the full list of non-roster players at Reds camp.