DALLAS (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the Texas Rangers are close to a deal with Lance Berkman to be their designated hitter.
Berkman's deal is pending a physical, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Saturday because the contract wasn't finalized.
Multiple reports, all citing unidentified sources, said it would be a one-year deal worth at least $10 million. The deal could also include a vesting option for 2014.
Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan has publicly expressed the team's interest in Berkman, who was limited by injuries to 32 games for St. Louis last season.
The 36-year-old Berkman spent the 11 1/2 seasons with the Houston Astros, the team for which Ryan previously worked.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Braves vs. Padres Prediction Will the Braves pull off the upset tonight when they visit the Padres at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Rockies vs. Giants Prediction Will the over cash again tonight when the Giants host their National League West rivals the Rockies at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Mariners Prediction Will John Paxton lead the Mariners to a victory tonight against the Phillies at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Dodgers Prediction Will tonight’s matchup between the Angels and Dodgers be high-scoring at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. D-Backs Prediction Will Carlos Martinez on the hill, will the Cardinals pick up a road win versus the Diamondbacks tonight at 9:40PM ET?

MLB Team Pages