Like mentor Carroll, Twins utility-player Bernier embraces his role
MAY 11, 1:00p ET | Tyler Mason
Rotowire: May 21 / 9:54a ET
News: Bernier was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.
Impact: He had logged just two at-bats over the past week, so this was an easy move for the Twins when they needed to open up a spot on the active roster. Bernier will continue to serve as organizational infield depth.
Rotowire: May 10 / 8:49p ET
News: Bernier started at third base in Sunday's loss to Cleveland with Trevor Plouffe late returning from taking a day off for a personal matter. He went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.
Impact: It was a rare start for Bernier who will be used in a utility role and may not be on the major league roster for too long. He's likely to get sent down as soon as a few injured players return. Bernier is known for a strong glove, but has just a career .695 OPS in Triple-A.
Rotowire: May 5 / 8:25p ET
News: Bernier was recalled by the Twins on Tuesday, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.
Impact: The Twins needed another bench bat after placing Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day DL with an oblique strain. Bernier has a career .219 average in 77 plate appearances in the big leagues and is unlikely to see much action while up in the majors.