Bernadina signed with the KIA Tigers of Korea on Thursday. Bernadina spent all of the last two seasons in Triple-A, where he performed well, batting .276 over 447 plate appearances in 2015 and .292 over 446 plate appearances last season. At 32, it's unlikely we'll see Bernadina back in a major league uniform at any point, however.
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.
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