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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers didn't make any deals Wednesday but they didn't lose Lance Berkman either.
Berkman, who has been slowed by a bad right knee and hip, hasn't made any decisions about his future and is still hoping to contribute to the club this season. He hasn't discussed retirement with general manager Jon Daniels either.
"I haven't made any kind of decision," said Berkman, who hoped to hit in the batting cages Wednesday and plans to travel on the road trip. "I think physically I could probably do it. It's not a matter of not being able to go out there on the field. It's a matter of how effective I think I'll be when I get out there. To me that's where the rubber meets the road."
Berkman said he wants to do what he feels is right by the Rangers, but hasn't decided what that is yet. He didn't feel good attempting to run Tuesday.
The Rangers didn't' make a trade for a bat and there's still a chance Nelson Cruz could get suspended. That has played a role in Berkman not making a decision.
"I don't think the landscape is settled enough to make a good decision yet," he said. "If I think I can be that guy, then yeah. This isn't cut and dried stuff."
Berkman hasn't played since hurting his hip running to first base July 6. He said the desire to play is still there.
"The one thing about this game is no matter what you feel like off the field, no matter what you feel like in the dugout, as soon as you step in the batter's box it's a different animal," Berkman said. "You can't help but compete at your highest level. It's literally a fight for survival once you get in there."
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lance Berkman's bad right knee is feeling good enough that the Texas designated hitter has started targeting dates for his return to the lineup.
Berkman thinks that if he continues to progress the way he has in the last couple of days, he'd like to be on a rehab assignment around Aug. 8.
Berkman hit fastballs and curveballs off a machine Wednesday and...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas designated hitter Lance Berkman, who's been on the disabled list since July 7 with left hip inflammation, realizes that unless his hip and right knee start showing some improvement, his season and career could be over.
"You've got to fish or cut bait and I think we're getting to that point rather quickly," Berkman said.
Texas Rangers DH Lance Berkman hasn't played in a game in four weeks. He's been on the disabled list with an inflamed hip and his knees have given him problems for years. Berkman thought about retirement but has put those thoughts to rest with the Rangers in a pennant chase.
Berkman says he reconsidered retiring because he felt the Rangers needed some help on offense....
When the Texas Rangers signed veteran slugger Lance Berkman over the offseason, they knew the injury risk he carried. They thought he'd be a worthy gamble, hoping to protect against significant ailments by using him primarily at DH. However, Berkman's been unable to avoid injuries yet again, and the possibility is growing that he will not play again this season, according...
Lance Berkman says he is going to keep playing, and will do everything he can to help the Texas Rangers down the stretch.
The 37-year-old designated hitter is on the disabled list with left hip inflammation and having issues with his surgically repaired right knee. But he said Thursday that he's ''coming back.''
Berkman had been pondering his playing future...
At one point it appeared Lance Berkman might not be
rejoining the Texas Rangers at all this season, as there were reports that he was considering calling it a career. Speaking with reporters – including Master Tesfatsion of MLB.com – yesterday, Berkman indicated that not only is he hoping
to return this season, but he’s setting a personal goal to rejoin the team by
Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman expects to know soon whether he will play again or retire.
The 37-year-old Berkman has been on the disabled list since July 7 with left hip inflammation and missed his 20th game on Tuesday night. There are also his surgically repaired knees.
After a strong start to the season, the switch-hitting Berkman was hitting .254 with six home...
Lance Berkman plans to go with the Texas Rangers on their upcoming trip and isn't ready yet to make a decision on whether he will play again.
The 37-year-old switch-hitting designated hitter said Wednesday that he wants to do what's right for the organization, and hasn't yet determined what that is.
Berkman has been on the disabled list since July 7 with left hip inflammation...
Lance Berkman has not played for the Texas Rangers since June 6 and there is no indication he is anywhere close to returning following multiple setbacks.
Berkman, 37, is considering retirement and forfeiting roughly $4.4 million reports Ken Rosenthal.
On Wednesday Berkman and the Rangers will meet to discuss his injured need and plan a course of action. A decision is expected to...
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If you missed it, I discussed concerns of life without Yadier Molina behind the plate and why I think the injury is worse than what the Cardinals are letting on. I took a look into the future for Lance Berkman and Albert Pujols and the injuries the...
Lance Berkman has not played in a game since July 6 and may not do so for the rest of the season but that does not mean he is retiring.
Rumors began circulating ahead of yesterday’s MLB trade deadline that Berkman, 37, was considering retirement forgetting roughly $4 million in salary remaining on his one-year deal with the Texas Rangers
Those rumors are untrue reports FOX Sports’...
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...
Amid yesterday's craziness leading up to the trade deadline, it was reported that Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman was considering retirement. The veteran is dealing with several injuries, and it's not clear when or if he'll be back with the team this season. While Berkman's future remains murky at best, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that...
Nelson Cruz and Lance Berkman were counted upon to be key bats in helping to compensate the losses of Mike Napoli and Josh Hamilton. Add A.J. Pierzynski on a one year deal along with the emergence of Jurickson Profar, and Texas was supposed to be all set.
Cruz, has performed admirably, staying healthy and posting 24HR, 71 RBI and a .329 OBP, performing every bit as a suitable middle...