Bernadina was re-assigned to minor league camp on Friday. The 31-year-old outfielder should spend most of the year at Triple-A, barring a rash of injuries to the big league outfield.
Bernadina, delayed by after visa issues for 10 days. was finally in camp Mets' camp Saturday, the NY Daily News reports. Bernadina was signed to a minor league deal this winter with a spring training invite. He will begin his season at Triple-A Las Vegas with Juan Lagares and Alejandro De Aza in place as the fourth and fifth outfielders.
Bernadina may not arrive in camp until next week due to visa issues, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Bernadina was having these issues a week ago, but it was expected to be resolved after a few days. Instead, he is the lone Mets player not to have reported yet, and it appears that it may be another week until he does so. The 31-year-old was hoping to compete for a bench spot with the Mets as a non-roster invitee, but this definitely won't help his chances of garnering a 25-man roster spot.
Bernadina will report late to spring training as a result of visa issues, Mika Puma of the new York Post reports. It appears as though it's not a major issue, and Bernadina is still expected to report after missing only a few days. The 31-year-old signed on with the Mets earlier in the month and figures to serve as organizational depth in the outfield.
Bernadina signed a minor league contract with the Mets on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training. While Bernadina does have a lengthy MLB resume, he spent much of the 2015 season playing for the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque. The veteran managed to post a .276/.383/.466 batting line with 15 home runs and 62 RBI at that level, but that's likely inflated due to playing in the Pacfic Coast League. Still, Bernadina will get a chance to join the Mets in spring training, though he'll almost certainly be destined to serve as organizational depth once again.