A couple of items today courtesy of the Red Sox. The following is from a press release issued by the team:
Adam Bernero invited to spring training: The Red Sox have signed righthanded pitcher Adam Bernero and invited him to their major league spring training camp as a non-roster player. Bernero, 30, split 2006 between the Philadelphia and Kansas City organizations. His 2006 major league numbers were 0-1, 36.00 in one start with the Phillies and 1-0, 1.38 in three games/two starts with the Royals. Bernero is 11-27, 5.91 in 150 major league games with Detroit (2000-03), Colorado (2003-04), Atlanta (2005), Philadelphia (2006), and Kansas City (2006).
Winter Ball update: Infielder Alex Cora has joined Caguas in the Puerto Rico winter league and is batting .286 in his first five games…In the Dominican Republic, catcher Alberto Castillo (.236, 2 HR’s, 6 RBI’s, 11 games) and outfielder Brandon Moss (.327, 3 HR’s, 10 RBI’s, 14 games) are playing for Aguilas and infielder Ed Rogers (.237, 17 games) is at Estrella. In Venezuela, righthanded pitcher Edgar Martinez has posted a 1.89 ERA in 16 appearances at Pastora and first baseman Luis Jimenez is batting .293 with three homers and 16 RBI’s in 33 games at Lara.