Twins' Doug Bernier on A-Rod: 'He was always nice to me'


Doug Bernier isn't a well-known Minnesota Twin, but the troubled Alex Rodriguez knows who Bernier is.

On Monday, A-Rod was suspended by MLB through the 2014 season for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.

The 211 game ban imposed on Rodriguez is the longest PED related ban in MLB history.

Bernier, a journeyman infielder, played with Rodriguez during Yankees' spring training from 2009-2011.

"He was always nice to me," Bernier said of Rodriguez to the Pioneer Press. "He was respectful, knew my name. I didn't have much of a relationship with him. I was just there for spring training."

Twins closer Glen Perkins tells the Pioneer Press that he doesn't have sympathy for any of the players that got caught.

"It's frustrating when you think about the fact those guys cheated and won games for their team when they weren't playing by the rules," he said.

Next Up

protest, Daunte Wright

In letter, Hennepin Sheriff asks Brooklyn Center: Do you still want our help?

Dave Hutchinson has asked Mayor Mike Elliott whether the city still needs help from other law enforcement agencies.

Image from iOS (1)

Fatal crash closes eastbound Hwy. 62 in Minneapolis

The closure is expected to be in place for an "extended period of time."

police tape, crime scene

Boy, 15, identified as 1 of 2 killed in shooting after crash in Minneapolis

The shooting happened after two vehicles crashed around 2 a.m. April 12.

White Bear Lake Area High School

Officials: Racist messages in White Bear Lake faked to spotlight issues

The superintendent called them a "hoax" and has since apologized for using that term.

Derek Chauvin

Derek Chauvin will NOT testify, invokes 5th Amendment privilege

If Chauvin did testify, he would have been subject to cross-examination by the prosecution.

Brooklyn Center, protest, Daunte Wright

CNN employee struck in head by water bottle at Brooklyn Center protest

The man was knocked the ground, clearly dazed by the assault.

wolf collar video

Researchers share first-ever collar camera footage from wild wolf

The Voyageurs Wolf Project called it "fascinating," showing that wolves in northern Minnesota clearly know how to hunt fish.


Reminder: Tornado warning sirens will sound twice today for test

It's part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota.

Brooklyn Center police, unrest, Daunte Wright

No tear gas used as police, protesters engage again in Brooklyn Center

Fewer arrests were made Wednesday compared to Tuesday.

protest, Daunte Wright, Brooklyn Center

Daunte Wright protests: Police treatment of residents, media in spotlight

There were reports of residents not involved in the protest being detained, and media members being held and forced to show credentials.

Screen Shot 2021-04-14 at 5.09.01 PM

Defense witness: Cause of Floyd's death 'undetermined'

Dr. David Fowler, former Maryland chief medical examiner, said there were a number of possible factors that could have led to George Floyd's death.