Cardinals Sign Dominican Catcher Luis Bernardo
HAMILTON – The Hamilton Cardinals, announced today the signing of Catcher Luis Bernardo for the upcoming 2023 season.
Bernardo, 34, a native of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, is coming off a season playing for the Tigres de Chinandega of the Nicaraguan Winter League where he hit .302 in 37 games played.
Bernardo was a former signing of the Baltimore Orioles in 2006. He spent six seasons in their minor league system, reaching as high as class-A Advanced with the Frederick Keys.
"First of all, I want to thank God for giving me this opportunity, second to George Halim for trusting me, I really feel very excited to belong to the Hamilton Cardinals, my purpose is to do a good job and help the team get the championship." said Luis Bernardo. "I also want to address our fans, to support the team, since this year will be a blessing, I am confident that the board will put a tremendous team on the field to win the championship that Hamilton longs for." said Bernardo.
“We were looking for a very specific type of person behind the plate, and Luis checks off every box,” said George Halim, Hamilton Cardinals General Manager. “He’s got 2200+ innings of affiliate ball alone behind the plate, he’s family-oriented, and he’s a very down-to-earth human being. He’s also got an adaptive swing and knows how to orchestrate a baseball game.”
“I couldn’t picture anyone else guiding our young core into the next few years. We’re very excited to have him in Hamilton – straight up.” said Halim.
About The Hamilton Cardinals
The Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Club are a member of Canada's best league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The over 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, established in 1919. The Hamilton Cardinals are preparing for their 65th year in 2023 and will debut a new game day experience.