Yankees Trade Rumors: Scouting Lance Berkman

Posted: 9th June 2010 by Bronx Baseball Daily in MLB
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According to George King of the NY Post , the Yankees have scouts following the Houston Astros in hopes that they will be interested in trading their first baseman Lance Berkman . The Astros are currently in last place in their division, and Berkman is owed $14.5 million this year plus a $2 million buyout on an option. Making things interesting is that Berkman has been with the same team his entire career, and he has a full no-trade clause. So, he would have to approve of any deal to the Yankees. The Yankees would be interested in Berkman, 34, as a DH. After a very slow start to the season, he has upped his average to .253 with a .356 OPS, .420 SLG, and .776 OPS overall. However, in the last 28 games, those numbers jump to .295/.393/.467/.860. With Nick Johnson on the DL possibly for the r ...

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