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Lance Berkman has largely been reduced to supporting his teams from the bench over the past two seasons, as he's spent several extended stretches on the disabled list as the result of numerous injuries. Beyond the lingering knee issues he's faced over the past several years, he was recently sidelined by a back and hip ailment. As a result of his bevy of injuries, the veteran slugger is considering retiring from baseball, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Sources: #Rangers’ Berkman considering retiring and forfeiting remainder of his salary, about $4.4M. Meeting with team officials today.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2013
In addition to retiring, Berkman would be forfeiting the remainder of his $4.4 million salary currently owed to him by the Rangers. He will be speaking with team officials later today, according to Rosenthal.
Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News later called these reports "premature."
Am told that reports of Berkman simply walking in and forfeiting rest of money are "premature."
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 31, 2013
When the Rangers signed Berkman this offseason, they knew about his injury history. They believed he was worth the gamble considering the production he's posted in recent seasons and the fact that they'd be able to limit his exertion through the use of the designated hitter position.
Unfortunately for the Rangers, Berkman has still managed to get hurt, both from playing and as a result of a freak injury that involved him slipping off a plane. It would be a tough way to see a great player such as Berkman go out, but the writing has been on the wall over the past two seasons considering his declining production and the amount of time he's spent on the DL.
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