Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers are a passed physical away
from bringing in Lance Berkman to be the club's designated hitter for next
The Morning News reported Saturday evening that the pact is a one-year deal
with a vesting option for 2014, contingent on the 36-year-old passing a
medical examination on Monday.
Berkman was limited to 32 games a season ago with St. Louis thanks to torn
cartilage in his right knee. He ended up hitting .259 with two homers and
seven RBI in 81 at-bats.
A 14-year veteran and native of Waco, Texas, Berkman holds a lifetime average
of .296 with 360 home runs and 1,200 RBI in 1,806 games with Houston
(1999-2010), the Yankees (2010), and Cardinals (2011-12).
The six-time All-Star selection was part of the Cardinals' 2011 World Series
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