Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.293
Name  Lance Berkman
Born  2/10/1976
Height  6-1
Weight  220
Number  27
Position  RF
Bats  S
Throws  L
1/29/2014 7:57:00 PM
Description: Lance Berkman has decided it's time to hang up his cleats.
Insight: Berkman hit .293 with a .943 OPS, 422 doubles, 366 homers, 1,234 RBI and 1,146 runs in 1,879 career games. He played 12 seasons in Houston before going to New York, St. Louis and Texas.
 
9/15/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: Lance Berkman will make the start at DH Sunday against Oakland.
Insight: It's Berkman's first start in almost two weeks. He's pulling a reverse Victorino which means he'll only be batting from the left side of the plate the rest of the season.
 
8/26/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: The Rangers are hoping to activate Lance Berkman on Sunday. SOURCE: Jeff Wilson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Insight: Berkman has been out since early July because of a hip issue. With Nelson Cruz suspended, the Rangers could definitely use another bat in the lineup. The 37-year-old is hitting .254 this year with six homers in 244 at bats.
 
8/16/2013 5:30:00 PM
Description: Rangers DH Lance Berkman (hip, knee) won't be activated from the disabled list Friday, according to Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com.
Insight: Berkman is with the team, so he could be back Saturday. After pondering retirement last month due to continued knee soreness, Berkman was able to go on a rehab assignment recently and went 4-for-11 with a homer and three walks in four games. He's hitting .254 with six home runs this season.
 
8/12/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: Rangers DH Lance Berkman played his second rehab game at Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday and could return to the big club this week.
Insight: With Nelson Cruz suspended and the team outside the top-10 in run production (4.41 rpg), they can use his help. The 37-year-old hasn't done much this season batting just .254 with six homers and 34 RBI, but is a career .294 hitter with a .945 OPS.
 
8/9/2013 9:00:00 PM
Description: Rangers DH Lance Berkman plans to return next Friday versus Seattle. SOURCE: Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News
Insight: Berkman has missed the last month with knee and hip issues. He should begin a rehab assignment on Sunday or Monday.
 
8/1/2013 3:17:00 PM
Description: Updating a previous report, Texas DH Lance Berkman says he is not considering retirement. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Berkman has been battling chronic knee issues for the past two years and it doesn't look like he has a lot left in the tank. It's encouraging to see the Puma still going for it but realistically, we might not see him again this season.
 
7/30/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rangers DH Lance Berkman (knee) jogged Tuesday and didn't feel good.
Insight: "Not good, to be honest," said Berkman when asked how his jog went. The Big Puma is considering retirement due to pain in his right knee.
 
7/19/2013 8:13:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN Dallas, Rangers DH Lance Berkman hit in the batting cages Friday for the first time since going on the DL with left hip inflammation on July 7.
Insight: Berkman is unlikely to return Monday when he's first eligible, but he could be back in the lineup next weekend. He's hitting just .254 with six homers and a .732 OPS this season.
 
7/7/2013 1:03:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Baseball Tonight reports that Rangers DH Lance Berkman has been placed on the 15-day DL.
Insight: Well, that was fast. The Rangers are calling Berkman's ailment "left hip inflammation." Adrian Beltre is DHing Sunday with Jurickson Profar getting the start at third base.
 
7/7/2013 12:56:00 PM
Description: Lance Berkman hurt his hip Saturday against Houston and he won't be in the lineup on Sunday. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: At age 37, Berkman's body isn't as resilient as it used to be. Expect the Rangers to play it safe and keep him out for a few days.
 
7/3/2013 5:06:00 PM
Description: Texas DH Lance Berkman is back in the lineup Wednesday, according to Anthony Andro of FoxSportsSouthwest.com.
Insight: Berkman hasn't played since last Wednesday due to a sore knee. The DH is hitting just .263 with six homers, 34 RBI and a .754 OPS this season.
 
7/2/2013 9:58:00 AM
Description: Texas DH Lance Berkman was out of the lineup Sunday due to lingering right knee soreness and is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Seattle.
Insight: Berkman, who hasn't played since Wednesday, is listed as day-to-day. He's yet to put up Berkman'like numbers, batting just .263 with six homers, 34 RBI and a .754 OPS in 64 games.
 
6/30/2013 1:19:00 PM
Description: Texas DH Lance Berkman is out of the lineup again Sunday due to lingering knee soreness.
Insight: Berkman, who hasn't played since Wednesday, is day-to-day.
 
6/29/2013 6:25:00 PM
Description: Texas DH Lance Berkman is not in the lineup Saturday due to lingering knee soreness.
Insight: All we know is that Berkman is day-to-day with his injury. He hasn't played since Wednesday.
 
6/29/2013 9:58:00 AM
Description: Texas DH Lance Berkman, who hasn't played since Wednesday due to right knee soreness, is just 1-for-11 (.091) against Cincinnati starter Mike Leake.
Insight: It seems like Berkman's knee has been bothering him for about a decade now. This is isn't anything new and he should be back on Saturday, but the matchup isn't a good one.
 
6/28/2013 6:33:00 PM
Description: You won't see Lance Berkman on the diamond Friday versus Cincinnati. He's out with a sore knee.
Insight: It seems like Berkman's knee has been bothering him for about a decade now. This is isn't anything new and he should be back on Saturday.
 
6/21/2013 8:01:00 PM
Description: Texas DH Lance Berkman is out of the lineup Friday for the second straight day but he's available for pinch-hit duties, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: Berkman had a cortisone shot Thursday. The Rangers are playing in St. Louis so they aren't able to use the DH, but they haven't ruled out Berkman playing first base over the weekend.
 
6/20/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: Texas 1B/DH Lance Berkman will sit out Thursday's game with Oakland. No injury, just a routine day off.
Insight: Berkman has just one multi-hit game in June as his batting averaged has plummeted. He hit .319 in April, .265 in May and .170 in June.
 
Cold6/9/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Texas 1B/DH Lance Berkman will sit out Sunday's series finale against Toronto. SOURCE: John Blake, Rangers VP of Communications
Insight: Berkman played all 18 innings on Saturday so it's no surprise that Ron Washington has decided to give him the day off on Sunday. Berkman is in the midst of a 2-for-22 slump at the plate.
 

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