Class AAA outfielder Roger Bernadina, who spent most of last season with the Nationals, will miss the opening few games of the minor league season with a family issue, a Nationals source said. He is temporarily inactive as Syracuse begins its season tonight. It is not yet known when Bernadina will return.
Bernadina, 26, hit .246/.307/.384 last season with Washington. He was one of the final cuts the Nationals made in spring training. They chose veteran Laynce Nix as their final outfielder, choosing to send Bernadina back to the minors in order for him receive everyday playing time.