November 28, 1976 |
Los Gatos, California
|August 1, 2000, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 1, 2006, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Earned run average||5.91|
Adam Gino Bernero (born November 28, 1976) is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. Bernero has pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals.
Bernero signed with the Detroit Tigers in 1999 immediately after his final collegiate game with Armstrong Atlantic State. Tigers scout Jeff Wetherby followed Bernero to a restaurant to sign him. Because he forgot to bring a contract, and because the Atlanta Braves were also interested in Bernero, Wetherby wrote out a contract for Bernero on a napkin which Bernero signed. Bernero was a member of the Tigers until 2003 before being traded in mid-season to the Colorado Rockies, at which point the Tigers had won a single game and lost 12, and Bernero with an ERA of 6.08.
Bernero signed with the Boston Red Sox for the 2007 season but missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 1, 2007. In January 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He became a free agent after the season.
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