…and now NU's Wynton Bernard to MLB.

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Huge bump for NU baseball with another alum to MLB. Kudos to NU and the coaching staff !
Rockies To Select Wynton Bernard
By Anthony Franco | August 11, 2022 at 6:55pm CDT

The Rockies are planning to select the contract of outfielder Wynton Bernard before tomorrow’s series opener with the Diamondbacks, reports Danielle Allentuck of the Colorado Springs Gazette. Colorado will need to create corresponding vacancies on both the active and 40-man rosters.

It’s the culmination of a decade-long journey in the minor leagues for Bernard. Originally a 35th-round pick of the Padres out of Niagara University back in 2012, the right-handed hitting outfielder didn’t reach Double-A in the San Diego system. He was released before the 2014 campaign but latched on with the Tigers on a minor league deal. He’d spend the next three years in the Detroit organization, topping out at Triple-A, before qualifying for minor league free agency after 2016.
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Does this mean Bernard has been added to the 40 man MLB roster?
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Just checked Rockies website and he's there under the 40 man roster picture and all!
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He is on the active 26 man roster as well. Just checked tonight’s lineup and he is scheduled to be the starting center fielder batting eight.
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Always get the true facts from Cooperstown...Probably read it in The Red Owl!
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Wynton's Rockies call up is on our www.purpleeagles.com website.
In the lineup tonight!
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He went 1 for 3 with a run scored and a stolen base.....excellent debut .
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Mickey must have been preoccupied with this information today. I stopped by at Mickey's Place hoping to find him but only young folks in sight. If you check the surveillance cameras and see someone in their late 60's looking up at Expos caps and checking out the signed baseballs a little after noon that would be me.
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Mom's reaction to son's long-awaited callup is priceless
After 863 Minor League games, Wynton Bernard stars in debut in Rockies' win

DENVER -- One day after “Field of Dreams” was honored by Major League Baseball, the Rockies’ Wynton Bernard produced the feel-good infield hit of the summer on Friday night.

In his 10th season of affiliated ball, a journey that involved six stints in foreign leagues and a pandemic season in 2020 spent in the odd but aptly named Constellation Energy League as part of his independent league resume, the 31-year-old Bernard finally made his Major League debut in the Rockies’ 5-3 win over the D-backs at Coors Field.

https://www.mlb.com/news/wynton-bernard ... 0395886217
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