WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes signed left-handed pitcher Brennan Bernardino on Wednesday.
Bernardino made 21 relief appearances earlier this season in the Cincinnati Reds’ organization for the Double-A Southern League’s Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The Valencia, California native was 1-2 with two saves and a 6.30 ERA for Pensacola, striking out 24 and walking seven in 20.0 relief innings.
Last year, Bernardino posted a 4.46 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 40.1 relief innings for Pensacola. The 26-year-old left-hander is in his fifth season of professional baseball, and is 11-11 lifetime with 15 saves and a 3.76 ERA in 170 appearances, all of them in relief. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Bernardino has averaged 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings during his career.
Bernardino was drafted by the Reds in the 26th round in 2014 out of California State University, Dominguez Hills (Carson, California). The Reds assigned Bernardino to the prestigious Arizona Fall League this past October where he pitched to a 1.80 ERA in 10.0 innings for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Earlier this week, right-handed pitcher Cameron McVey signed with the Mexican League’s Algodoneros de Union Laguna.
The Goldeyes’ active roster currently stands at 22 players.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes play the rubber game of a three-game series tonight at home against the Cleburne Railroaders. First pitch from Shaw Park is at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for all Goldeyes’ home games are on sale now by clicking here, or visiting the box office at Shaw Park.