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Scratch that: Berkman heading to Texas
Posted By Chad Jennings On January 5, 2013 @ 5:13 pm In Misc | 73 Comments
Lance Berkman won’t be returning to the Yankees. He’ll be going back to Texas.
The longtime Astros standout has agreed to a one-year, $11-million deal with the Rangers. Ken Rosenthal reports that the deal includes a vesting option for 2014.
Berkman would have fit as a regular DH for the Yankees — he would have fit especially well if he can still play the outfield, which seems uncertain after last year’s knee problems — and the Yankees reportedly had some interest, but the appeal of staying home in Texas might have been too much to overcome. And the idea of a vesting option might have been too risky for a team that’s been incredibly cautious about committing to 2014 contracts.
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 one-year, $11-million deal with the Rangers. : http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/free-agent-lance-berkman-texas-rangers-one-year-deal-hot-stove-010513