HOUSTON -- Houston resident Lance Berkman, who got his career started with the Astros, said he'll always be a Houston fan at some level.
But as of now, he's all Texas after signing with the Rangers in the offseason despite speculation that he would re-sign with the Astros.
Texas just makes more sense for Berkman, who batted third for the Rangers Sunday.
"The Astros never really made me an offer so I didn't really have a chance to accept it or not," said Berkman, who spent the first 11 seasons of his career with Houston. "There was some genuine interest at a certain level but the Rangers had a greater interest at a higher level and it just made more sense for both parties involved to work out this way."
Berkman said he didn't think it made much sense for the Astros to invest in a player like Berkman because he doesn't really fit the mold of the current Houston roster. Houston is building a young team that Berkman said is cost effective.