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White Sox's Wynton Bernard: Inks MiLB deal with White Sox
Bernard signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday.
Bernard split the 2023 season between the Triple-A affiliates of the Blue Jays and Rockies, posting an impressive .302/.375/.443 slash line with 11 homers and 41 steals across 126 games. He is 33 years old, however, and has appeared in only 12 career games at the MLB level.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Back in Rockies' system
Bernard signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on June 30.
Bernard spent the first half of the Triple-A season in the Blue Jays' system, but he's back with the Rockies and has already played in six games at Triple-A Albuquerque. The outfielder made his MLB debut in Colorado last year at age 31.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Wynton Bernard: Sent to minor-league camp
Bernard was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
Bernard received 31 plate appearances in spring camp before the demotion, and posted just a .558 OPS with no homers and two stolen bases in that timeframe. He'll likely see plenty of playing time to open the season, but with Triple-A Buffalo instead of Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Wynton Bernard: Signs deal with Blue Jays
Bernard agreed Tuesday to a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays that includes an invitation to spring training, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Bernard spent 10 seasons in the minors before finally getting a chance to make his MLB debut with the Rockies in 2022. The 32-year-old will likely serve as organizational depth for the Blue Jays, though he could make the Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder with a strong showing in the Grapefruit League.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Loses spot on 40-man roster
Bernard was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.
Bernard was sent to the minors in late August and will now be cast off the team's 40-man roster. It wouldn't be surprising to see him serve as a non-roster invitee during spring training.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Sent back to minors
The Rockies optioned Bernard to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.
Bernard had started in eight of the Rockies' last 10 games and batted .286 while adding three stolen bases following his Aug. 12 call-up. However, he failed to draw a walk in 42 plate appearances, and only one of his 12 hits went for extra bases, so the Rockies opted to send the 31-year-old rookie back to the minors. Michael Toglia received a promotion from Albuquerque in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Heads to bench
Bernard is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets.
Bernard will head to the bench after going 7-for-21 with a double, a stolen base, five runs and two RBI while starting each of the past five games in center field. Garrett Hampson will get a look in center Thursday, but Bernard may keep seeing most of the opportunities at the position if he continues to fare well at the plate.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Garners fourth straight start
Bernard will start in center field and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Patrick Lyons of TheDNVR.com reports.
Elehuris Montero will exit the lineup to clear room for Bernard, who is making his fourth consecutive start and his third in a row against a right-handed pitcher. Due to the Rockies' logjam in the outfield, Bernard doesn't appear to have a direct path to a full-time gig at the moment, but manager Bud Black could continue to dish out rest days to regular players periodically to open up a quasi-everyday role for the speedy outfielder if he keeps making an impact on the bases and on defense. Through his first seven big-league games, the 31-year-old rookie is getting on base at a weak .259 clip, but he's 3-for-3 on stolen-base attempts and has scored six runs.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Swipes bag, scores twice in loss
Bernard went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Cardinals.
Bernard was one of two Rockies to produce multiple hits in the contest. The outfielder also picked up his second steal in three games. He's gone 3-for-11 to begin his major-league career, adding one RBI and three strikeouts. Bernard's started three of four games since he was brought up from Triple-A Albuquerque, and it looks like he could see a short-side platoon role in center field during his time in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Nabs steal in big-league debut
Bernard went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
Bernard has posted 26 stolen bases in 87 games with Triple-A Albuquerque this year, and he got to show off his speed in his major-league debut. The 31-year-old, singled, stole second and scored on a Jose Iglesias sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Bernard spent 10 years in the minors before making his debut, but it's expected he'll fill a reserve role in the outfield while he's up with the Rockies as a replacement for Yonathan Daza (shoulder).... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Contract selected by Rockies
Bernard's contract was selected from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.
Bernard will start in center field and bat eighth during his major-league debut against the Diamondbacks on Friday. He's spent 10 years in the minors but will provide outfield depth for the Rockies after Yonathan Daza (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Bernard has slashed .325/.374/.588 with eight homers, 78 runs, 74 RBI and 26 steals over 87 games with the Triple-A club this year.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Joining Rockies on Friday
Bernard will have his contract selected by the Rockies on Friday, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Bernard has spent 10 seasons in the minor leagues but will have the chance to make his major-league debut during the team's weekend series against the Diamondbacks. The 31-year-old is hitting .325/.374/.588 across 377 plate appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque this season and has previously spent time in the Padres, Tigers, Giants and Cubs organizations. No corresponding move has been announced, though Yonathan Daza suffered a shoulder injury in Thursday's game against the Cardinals.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Wynton Bernard: Signs MiLB deal with Rockies
Bernard signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Sunday.
Bernard appeared in 100 games at the Triple-A level in 2021 and had a .254/.319/.395 slash line with seven homers, 30 RBI, 57 runs and 23 stolen bases in 351 plate appearances. He has yet to make his big-league debut and seems unlikely to do so in 2022 without a significant improvement.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Wynton Bernard: Signs with Cubs
Bernard signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs, Emily Waldon of The Athletic Detroit reports.
Bernard spent all of 2017 with Triple-A Sacramento, the Giants' affiliate, and he will likely be starting the 2018 season again at Triple-A -- this time with the Iowa Cubs. The 27-year-old slashed just .245/.303/.347 in 82 games last season. He is considered a speedy outfielder who also possesses above-average tools in the field. His focus for the 2018 season will most certainly be to improve his numbers at the plate, which, if successful, could lead to him seeing some time in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Wynton Bernard: Invited to Giants camp
Bernard was invited to Giants camp for spring training, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.
The 26-year-old spent 2016 splitting time between the Tigers' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates, accumulating a .279/.344/.396 line across 426 plate appearances between the two. The better of those numbers came in Double-A, as he struggled with a .235/.286/.302 line in 46 games at Triple-A. He'll likely return to the minors next season and serve as organizational depth.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Wynton Bernard: Gets outrighted to Double-A Erie
Bernard was outrighted to Double-A Erie on Friday, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bernard cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Saturday and will stay with Detroit. He'll now head to Double-A Erie where he'll reassume a .209/.320/.395 slash line with the club. The 25-year-old also spent some time with Triple-A Toledo this season as well and performed slightly better, batting .235/.286/.302 over 46 games.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Wynton Bernard: DFA'd by Tigers on Saturday
Bernard was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Saturday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.
The move is essentially a formality, serving to remove Bernard from the 40-man roster to clear a spot for Casey McGehee, whose contract was purchased by the Tigers on Saturday. Bernard has spent the duration of the season at Triple-A Toledo, and that's unlikely to change unless another club claims him off waivers in the next few days.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Wynton Bernard: Could be headed to Triple-A
Bernard appears behind Tyler Collins for a reserve outfield role, MLB.com reports. He's hitting just .212 this spring.
Bernard will likely begin the season at Triple-A. However, he could get called up if Anthony Gose struggles in center field while Cameron Maybin is out with a wrist injury.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Diego, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|