Lance Berkman News Archive
Berkman probably will be limited to pinch-hit duties the first three days of the week, with the Rangers going on the road to NL parks, the Rangers' official site reports. "I'm the manager, so I have the right to change my mind -- don't put it in stone, but as of right now, he'll just be a pinch-hitter off the bench and it'll give him an opportunity to catch up," Ron Washington said. "We'll give him a break. It's only three games."
Berkman went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said Wednesday that hopes to get Berkman out for some infield work soon, but added that he's comfortable putting Berkman in the lineup at first base without him getting work there first, ESPNDallas.com reports.
Berkman is not in the Rangers' lineup Saturday in Minnesota.
Berkman went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double and an RBI against the Twins on Friday.
Berkman had a big night at the plate Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a a home run and four RBI in a blowout win over the Angels.
Berkman returned to the lineup as expected Friday but indicated that his knee doesn't feel as good as it did during spring training, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.