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Doug Bernier | Shortstop

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/24/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Doug Bernier has elected free agency.
Bernier chose free agency after being outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster. The 34-year-old appeared in seven games at the major league level this season and hit .280/.348/.396 over 124 games in Triple-A. Oct 13 - 5:38 PM

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Twins purchased the contract of INF Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester.

Bernier hit .280/.348/.396 with six homers for Rochester this season. He'll back up all over the infield.
Sep 2 - 10:16 PM

Twins signed INF Doug Bernier to a minor league contract.

Bernier was forced to wait until mid-February to receive a minor league deal prior to this season, but smartly didn't take much time to accept the Twins' offer. Bernier was outrighted off the 40-man roster last week, but his chances of ever reaching the majors again are simply better in Minnesota than anywhere else in the league. The 33-year-old utility man slashed only .226/.339/.283 across 33 games for the Twins this season, his first big league action since 2008.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 10:52:00 AM

Doug Bernier has elected free agency.

Bernier was outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster last week and will now test out the free agent waters. The 33-year-old batted only .226/.339/.283 across 33 games for the Twins this season in what was his first action at the big league level since 2008.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Twins sent INF Doug Bernier outright to Triple-A Rochester.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Bernier batted only .226/.339/.283 across 33 games for the Twins this season in what was his first action at the big league level since 2008.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:00:00 PM

Twins purchased the contract of INF Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester.

Bernier was hitting .295/.370/.407 with three homers at Rochester, but the 33-year-old is a career .241/.347/.319 batter in the minors who is known more for his glove. He'll backup all over the infield for the Twins.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Twins signed INF Doug Bernier to a minor league contract

It's not clear if the deal includes a spring training invite. Bernier was used primarily as a utility infielder the last two seasons with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2008.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Yankees signed INF Doug Bernier to a minor league contract.

Bernier was also given an invitation to spring training, but he doesn't have a prayer of landing a spot on New York's Opening Day roster. The 30-year-old hit just .240/.301/.325 at the Triple-A level in 2010.
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 04:59:00 PM

Pirates signed IF Doug Bernier to a minor league contract.

He'll also be invited to Spring Training. Bernier, 29, spent all of last season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees organization, batting just .181/.305/.238 with no homers and 20 RBI in 227 at-bats. He knows how to take a pitch, but really suffered after leaving the Colorado organization, giving credence to the notion that he was a product of his environment.
Fri, Feb 5, 2010 06:43:00 PM

Rockies sent infielder Doug Bernier outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The move opens up a 40-man roster spot. Bernier was optioned to Triple-A last week.
Fri, Jun 27, 2008 02:06:00 PM

Rockies optioned infielder Doug Bernier to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bernier will be the first player bumped from the 40-man roster when the Rockies need to make room. He started one game in his three days with the Rockies and went 0-for-4.
Fri, Jun 20, 2008 06:43:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of infielder Doug Bernier from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

It'll be a small cup of coffee for the 27-year-old Bernier, who is making his major league debut. He'll likely be designated for assignment if Troy Tulowitzki or Clint Barmes is activated on Friday.
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 06:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
3Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Doug Bernier
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Aaron Thompson
9A.J. Achter
10Logan Darnell
11Michael Tonkin
12Lester Oliveros