Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/16/14

Texas Rangers DH Lance Berkman isn't too thrilled about the Rangers' series with the Cubs in Chicago this week. In fact, Berkman not only hates Wrigley, but he hates Chicago as a whole, too. “If they’re looking for a guy to push the button when they blow the place up, I’ll do it,” he said. [...] "Chicago’s one of the worst places in baseball … really for anything," he said. Well, isn't that just lovely? Berkman has spent nearly his entire career playing for teams in Texas, aside from a 37 game stint with the Yankees in 2010, an MVP caliber 2011 with the Cardinals, and an injury-plagued 2012, also with St Louis. The 355 plate appearances Berkman has logged at Wrigley are his fourth most in any stadium behind Minute Maid Park, new Busch Stadium, and Miller Park. and he's struggled terribly there, with just a .215/.355/.377 statline. That .732 OPS is Berkman's lowest in any park where he's played more than 16 games. Ironically, he's raked in six games at US Cellular Field on the South Side of Chicago, posting a 1.159 OPS in 27 plate appearances. Since the game is at Wrigley and the NL is still DH-less, Berkman figures to not get much playing time this week. He hasn't played an inning in the field yet this year for Texas, and while the Rangers would love to keep his bat (1.111 OPS in 11 games this year) in the lineup, his injury history might prevent Ron Washington from penciling his name onto the lineup card. But with Mitch Moreland continuining to struggle at first base, Washington might have to start Berkman to generate some offense. [Star-Telegram] [follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

UNC to honor Coach K's 1,000 wins prior to game with Duke

Peterson’s dad: Vikings are trying to inflate trade value

Joint with Aaron Hernandez’s DNA found at murder scene

Report: Lynch agrees to new contract with Seahawks

Marques Colston restructures contract, will remain with Saints

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Syracuse loses scholarships, vacates 108 wins, on probation

Bryce Harper on Nationals: ‘People want to see us fail’

Gary Bettman on shootouts: 'Fans like the way the game is'

Indianapolis Colts to part ways with Reggie Wayne

Report: Jets to release Percy Harvin

NFL teams shed Top 5 salaries, eye free agency

WATCH: Hawks pregame tribute to Dominique Wilkins

Bucs cheerleaders win $825K in lawsuit with team

Small conference tourneys: this weekend of madness

NFL Draft prospect decapitated a Sports Science dummy

Jeanie Buss says Lakers will celebrate Kobe’s 20th season

Winners and losers in the Brandon Marshall trade

Photo of plane by Giants' Larry Donnell in NY Times

WATCH: Matt Harvey looked fantastic for the Mets on Friday

Timeline of Yankee captains

Reggie Miller shares great Jordan trash talking story

Winston's film vs. Oregon is why scouts love him

Ndamukong Suh: Show him the money

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Hawks tribute to Nique

Small conference tourneys: this weekend of madness

Winners, losers in Marshall trade

Timeline of Yankee captains

Reggie Miller shares great MJ story

Ndamukong Suh: Show him the money

Winston's film vs. Oregon is why scouts love him

Report: Jets acquire Brandon Marshall

With Pence out, Giants have options

Analyzing the top-five free agent QBs

NBA players set to make biggest impact

Larry Bird trash talks Dominique Wilkins’ statue

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.