After being drafted by the San Diego Padres, Wynton Bernard finally got to play in the majors.
In his major league debut, Bernard stole a base and scored in Colorado's win over Arizona.
Bernard was selected by Colorado on Friday after spending more than a decade in the minor leagues. It was a memorable debut for him when he helped spark a seventh-inning rally that put the Rockies in front for good.
Bernardlegged out an infield single after Sam Hilliard doubled off Chris Devenski. Bernard scored on a sacrifice fly after going to third on Charlie Blackmon's single.
Bernard said it was a special moment. I've been playing for a long time. It's incredible. I've been waiting for this for a long time.
Bernard was drafted in the 35th round in 2012 and spent three seasons in the Padres' minor league system. He played for Detroit, San Francisco, and the Chicago Cubs in the minor league system.
He played for theBrisbane Bandits.
Bud Black visited Bernard and Joe in the winter of 2020. The Rockies were encouraged to sign both players by him.
Black recommended the front office to sign these guys. The front office contacted their agents.
Both Bernard and Joe played for the Rockies. He had seven homers in the year. He has a.325 batting average with 17 homers, 24 doubles and 26 stolen bases.
He has hit 50 homers in 10 minor league seasons.
Bernard was told he was going to be promoted before the game. He told his mother in a video call.
It made me cry even more. He said that she had done a lot. She was by my father's side when he passed away. I said to myself, "I know how hard she worked, so I'm going to work just as hard." It was important to see her reaction.
The Rockies decided to part ways with JordanSheffield. They put outfielder Yonathan Daza on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder injury.