Found January 03, 2013 on
Lance Berkman and the Texas Rangers have talked with each other about next season reports Ken Rosenthal. Berkman missed much of last season and had been leaning towards retirement.
A deal with a contender, in his home state, may be enough to sway Berkmanâ€™s decision.
Last season Berkman appeared in 32 games for the St. Louis Cardinals before suffering a knee injury.
The Houston Astros are one team who expressed interest in Berkman earlier this off season. However, the Astros are not expected to compete and have filled up their depth chart at first base and designated hitter. With the Astros seemingly out of the equation the Rangers are clearly the best option for Berkman.
Berkmanâ€™s last full season came in 2011 when he hit 31 home runs with a .301/.412/.547 line.
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Free agent Lance Berkman still has not decided that he will play in 2013. But he is talking about a possible return with multiple clubs, including the Texas Rangers, major-league sources say.
Berkman's hometown team, the Houston Astros, remains open to bringing him back, even after signing free-agent first baseman Carlos Pena. But the Rangers stand a much better chance than...
The New York Yankees are interested in free agent slugger
Lance Berkman, according to Ken Davidoff of The New York Post, but itâ€™s not clear if the veteran would consider returning to the Big Apple given the
interest of clubs from his home state of Texas.
The #Yankees are interested in Lance Berkman, but it's not clear whether he'd consider a return to NY given the...
Lance Berkman still hasn't made a decision on whether to retire or make another run at the game he has succeeded at for so long. Â He is a free agent until he either signs or decides to retire, so there has been no shortage of interest. Â The Texas Rangers have now thrown their name into the hat of possibilities.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says among the teams talking to...