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 But he is also having issues with his right knee, the one that was operated on twice last season when he was limited to 32 games for St. Louis.
''I think physically I could probably do it,'' Berkman said. ''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. ... It's not the ability to assume the field, it's what happens after that.''
Texas didn't acquire a hitter before the non-waiver trade deadline Wednesday. The team also waits word on if Nelson Cruz will be suspended by Major League Baseball in its drug investigation rela...