The New York Yankees seem to have one strategy this off season. They want to sign older players near the end of their careers to 1 year deals, and their interest in veteran Lance Berkman is the perfect example of this trend.
Berkman is entering his 15th major league season and will be the ripe age of 37 at the end of 2013 campaign. The Yanks have their eye on Berkman’s bat, he’s a switch hitter that would DH and could possibly play a little first base whenever Mark Teixeira needs a rest.
In Berkman’s career he has over 800 extra base hits, which includeds 360 home runs. Last season was a lost season for the veteran. Berkman played in only 32 games, hitting .259 with 2 homers and 7 RBIs. However, before last season Berkman failed to hit at least 20 homers once since 2000 and that was back in 2010 when he had a brief stint with the Yankees toward the end of that season.
Berkman when he was a Yankee
In 2010 Berkman played 37 games with the Bronx Bombers. He hit .255, well below his car...