Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Lance Berkman plans to play baseball in 2013. The only hitch is finding a team willing to employ him. Berkman, a 36-year-old veteran who underwent two surgeries on his right knee last season, is still awaiting his first contract offer on the free agent market. He told multiple media outlets that he reached out to the Houston Astros to offer to become the team's designated hitter. The Astros will need to fill that position when they move from the National League to the American League next season. Astros owner Jim Crane acknowledged a recent meeting with Berkman. "He was just seeing where we were at," Crane told KRIV-TV in Houston. "He expressed some interest in maybe working a deal out. We haven't gotten to (discussing a contract). I think his knee is still up in the air, so we got to get that all worked out. It was a get-acquainted meeting, really." Berkman spent the first 12 of his 14 major-league seasons with the Astros prior to signing with the St. Louis Cardinals as...
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