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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 to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
All that general manager Jon Daniels -- the man that signed Berkman in hopes of production mirroring his 2011 campaign -- has to offer regarding the veteran is that he's not close to returning. Berkman is currently dealing with hip and back injuries to go with a knee ailment that has lingered, especially after his slip while getting off a plane.
At times when he was able to suit up for the Rangers this season, Berkman appeared to be a shell of himself. Over 282 plate appearances, the 37-year-old has hit .254/.355/.377 with 10 doubles and six home runs.
Injuries have wiped out much of the last two seasons for Berkman, and the aging slugger is said to be considering retirement. It's not a way someone that's been as productive as Berkman should go out, but not everyone can have a storybook ending like Mariano Rivera.
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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.
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...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was forced to leave Tuesday's 14-11 victory after suffering a bruised quad after getting hit by a pitch running to first base.
Cruz said he was okay after the game physically, but that's not the biggest thing looming over the team's leading home run hitter and RBI producer.
Cruz, who's been linked to the Biogenesis...
Definitely a team that knows all about injured starters, the Rangers got mixed news this past weekend. Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison is closing in on beginning rehab while fellow starter Nick Tepesch is not getting any healthier according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
Harrison, who hasn’t pitched since mid-April following multiple back surgeries, is scheduled to begin a...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.
There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (1-1) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and...
Adrian Beltre led off the bottom of the ninth for Texas with a home run to beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, completing a three-game series sweep in which the Rangers won each on game-ending homers.
There was no doubt about another dramatic victory for the Rangers when Michael Kohn (1-1) left a 2-2 pitch over the middle of the plate and Beltre hit it deep into...
Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto hit a walk-off home run to beat the Angels during Monday night’s game. Soto’s home run was the second off Angels pitcher Ernesto Frieri in the ninth. A.J Pierzynski hit the first.
The Angels led 3-0 until the Rangers scored their first run in the bottom of the sixth.
The Rangers are 57-49.
Expect the unexpected? Maybe. With the revelation that Lance Berkman's discomfort in his surgically-repaired right knee may result in him filling out retirement papers, as well as the harbinger of a potential season-ending suspension for Nelson Cruz, the Rangers are in dire search for offensive reinforcements.
According to Ken Rosenthal, this has put nearly every current...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Geovany Soto hit a game-ending homer for Texas after A.J. Pierzynski had already gone deep in the ninth off Los Angeles Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, and the Rangers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory Monday night.
Pierzynski led off the ninth by pulling a pitch into the right-field seats, his 11th homer this season snapping a 4-for-27...
Only one person could have dreamed up what the Texas Rangers did late Tuesday night and that person was the player who won the game for them in improbable fashion.
Outfielder Leonys Martin hit a three-run walk-off homer in the 10th inning to complete the Rangers’ comeback from a four-run deficit in the eighth inning and into a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Geovany Soto hit a game-ending homer, the second long ball in the ninth inning for Texas off Los Angeles Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, and the Rangers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 win Monday night.
A.J. Pierzynski led off the Texas ninth with a homer to right. Nelson Cruz followed with a single off Frieri (0-3) before David Murphy grounded...
Here’s one reason you wouldn’t think the Rangers would consider trading closer Joe Nathan: they’re only a game and a half out of the second American League wild-card slot, despite a current team-wide slump. Plus, their division isn’t entirely out of reach. Here’s a second reason you wouldn’t think the Rangers would consider trading Nathan: just a short while ago, they...
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’...
It was reported yesterday that the Texas Rangers were making
closer Joe Nathan available in trade. While the price for the veteran
right-hander is high, it hasn’t stopped the Detroit Tigers – who have been tied
to bullpen help throughout the season – from checking in with the Rangers,
according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
Sources: Tigers and Rangers have talked...