LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will have a player manager Don Mattingly might actually use as a pinch runner in September, with the addition of outfielder Roger Bernadina to the September roster.
The Dodgers purchased the contract of Bernardina from Triple-A Albuquerque, and to make room on the 40-man roster moved pitcher Josh Beckett, who is out for the season, to the 60-day disabled list.
Bernadina, 30, signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers on July 7 and hit .246/.380/.351 in 23 games with the Isotopes, missing three weeks in July and August with a wrist injury. The seven-year major league vet began the season with the Reds but was released in June after hitting just .159/.286/.203 (9-for-59) in 44 games with Cincinnati.
In parts of seven big league seasons with the Nationals, Phillies and Reds, Bernadina has hit .236/.306/.352 in 539 games, with 56 doubles, 27 home runs and 59 stolen bases in 71 attempts (83.1 percent).
The Dodgers now have 34 players on the active roster.
In another move, Carlos Triunfel, who was designated for assignment on Sep. 1, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque.