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  • Cincinnati Reds' Devin Mesoraco (39) is congratulated by teammates Todd Frazier (21), Ramon Santiago, left, and Roger Bernadina after hitting a grand slam against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 30, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Mesoraco's slam leads Reds past D-Backs 6-4

    Devin Mesoraco had caught Bronson Arroyo often enough to know the pitcher likes to try to sneak a first-pitch curveball past hitters in tough situations.

  • Reds activate Skip Schumaker off DL

    The Reds activated utility player Skip Schumaker off the disabled list on Saturday, ending six tough weeks for one of Cincinnati's offseason acquisitions.

  • Bernadina signs minor league deal with Reds

    The former Nationals outfielder who spent a brief time with the Phillies last season will now join the Cincinnati Reds.

  • Washington Nationals' David DeJesus, center, talks with reporters after he was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the National before a baseball game between the Cubs and Nationals at Wrigley Field, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    David DeJesus trade is Nationals' latest step in rectifying plan gone wrong

    Since Opening Day, the moves the Nationals have made — largely due to poor performance — have slowly acknowledged their errors in expectations.

  • Washington Nationals' Chad Tracy hits a double against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning an exhibition spring training baseball game Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Nationals' reserves must work to stay sharp as season begins

    On a team with a lineup that requires few pinch hitters and even fewer defensive replacements, the Nationals' bench players, Chad Tracy, Steve Lombardozzi, Tyler Moore and Roger Bernadina, are faced with a difficult transition.

  • The Netherlands out fielder Roger Bernadina (2) follows a fly ball against Taiwan in the fifth inning of their World Baseball Classic second round game at the Intercontinental Baseball Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Taiwan won 8-3. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Nationals notes: Roger Bernadina returns after WBC journey

    Bernadina spoke glowingly of his time in the WBC. The best moment of the entire tournament for him was when the Dutch team beat Cuba to advance to the final round, even though he didn't play in that game.

  • Washington Nationals closer Tyler Clippard reacts as a Houston Astros' Brett Wallace fly ball to deep center field is caught to end the game with a 3-2 win in 12 innings of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Nationals-Astros: Roger Bernadina lays out, makes sensational grab to save Nats' win in 12th

    As the ball barreled toward one of the many left center field crevices at Minute Maid Park, it carried with it the weight of an entire game. Four hours of baseball. Three hundred and 63 pitches. Twelve innings. The best record in the major leagues, a 3-2 victory, a 2-0 start to the Washington Nationals' longest road trip of the second half.

  • Nats' 'Shark' savors his catch

    The chants were so loud Roger Bernadina could hear them reverberating as he walked through the tunnel toward the visitors' clubhouse at Minute Maid Park Tuesday night. Reveling in another victory, the Washington Nationals turned the music up and awaited their hero of the night.

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher John Lannan pauses in the first inning during the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, July 21, 2012. Lannan gave up two runs in the first inning but none in the next six in a game the Nationals went on to win 5-2. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    DALY: Keep spreading the wealth, Nationals

    As the Washington Nationals keep reminding us, it takes a village to earn a playoff berth.

  • Washington Nationals' Roger Bernadina heads toward home plate past after hitting a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake during the first inning on Friday, May 11, 2012, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

    Bernadina, Espinosa ignite Nats' offense in 7-3 win over Reds

    As he was reading the newspaper Friday morning, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson glanced at the baseball matchups for the night that were printed. He noticed that the line for his team's game against the Cincinnati Reds was set at 7.5.

  • Washington Nationals third base coach Bo Porter congratulates Xavier Nady after he hit a home run during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, April 13, 2012, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Sluggish starts vex Nationals OFs Xavier Nady, Mark DeRosa

    Xavier Nady stood in front of his locker Wednesday afternoon slowly swinging his bat back and forth by his feet. It was a month to the day since he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals, role unknown. He'd be lying if he thought an opportunity to be the team's starting left fielder would be presenting itself.

  • Ryan Zimmerman crosses home plate on a wild pitch, giving the Nationals a 3-2, 10-inning win in their home opener. Arriving to congratulate Zimmerman is Roger Bernadina. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Nats blow late lead before pulling out wild win vs. Reds

    It was all working out so easily for the Washington Nationals. The balloons marking the opening of Nationals Park for 2012 hung from the center-field gate. The stands were packed Thursday afternoon with fans clad in curly 'W' apparel and the Nationals' blockbuster offseason trade acquisition was dominant on the mound. The best start in team history was in sight.

  • Greg Halman (AP photo)

    Bernadina reflects on friend's death

    While Roger Bernadina fights for an outfield job with the Washington Nationals, the memory of his murdered friend is never far away. Last November, Greg Halman, a 24-year-old outfielder with the Seattle Mariners, was stabbed to death in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

  • Outfielder Mike Cameron will retire after 17 seasons in the major leagues. He had signed a minor league deal with the Nationals this offseason. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Mike Cameron to retire after 17 seasons

    Mike Cameron spent parts of the last 17 years playing major league baseball. He was set to begin his 18th with the Washington Nationals but the 39-year-old outfielder decided instead to call it a career.

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