ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have completed a $10 million, one-year deal for six-time All-Star Lance Berkman to be their designated hitter.
The deal that includes a vesting option for 2014 was finalized Monday after Berkman passed a physical.
Berkman, who turns 37 next month, was limited to 32 games in St. Louis last year, when he had surgery twice on his right knee.
The switch-hitter provides the potential big bat for the middle of the lineup the Rangers were seeking after losing Josh Hamilton and catcher Mike Napoli in free agency and trading Michael Young to Philadelphia.
Berkman is a .296 career hitter with 360 home runs and 1,200 RBIs in 1,806 regular-season games, all but 214 with Houston from 1999-2010.

Top MLB Public Bets

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Middle infielder fills big hole as camp opens After using his 10-and-5 rights to veto a trade to the Braves in November, Brandon Phillips has clearly warmed to the idea of...
Thumbnail Red Sox remain favored to win AL Pennant Which team is favored to win the American League Pennant in 2017? Here are on the odds.
Thumbnail 2017 MLB Win Totals The 2017 MLB regular season win totals have been released and the Cubs have the highest win total, while the Padres own the lowest.
Thumbnail 2017 World Baseball Classic Odds The 2017 World Baseball Classic starts on March 6 and runs through the 22nd. Here's a look at the odds for each team to win it all this year.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages