|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||324.00||16.00||.278||53.00||50.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||7||2||0|| .375|| .286|| .286|
|vs Sanchez (Career)||13||5||0|| .615||.500||.385|
|vs RHP||88||26||3|| .431|| .477|| .295|
|05/14/2013||Dexter Fowler, CF COL|
Lance Berkman, DH TEX
Jeremy Hellickson, SP TB
Melky Cabrera, LF TOR
|Brandon Moss, 1B OAK|
J.J. Hardy, SS BAL
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
Adam Dunn, 1B CHW
|05/14/2013||James Loney, 1B TB|
Scott Diamond, SP MIN
Brandon Moss, 1B OAK
|Mike Aviles, SS CLE|
Lance Berkman, DH TEX
Vinnie Pestano, RP CLE
Brandon McCarthy, SP ARI
|05/14/2013||Brett Gardner, CF NYY|
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Jose Fernandez, SP MIA|
Lance Berkman, DH TEX
Michael Young, 3B PHI
|Last 10 Games|
|Lance Berkman drives in two|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Rangers first baseman Lance Berkman drove in two runs Sunday against the Astros.
Berkman only had one hit during the game, but made it count. In the first inning, Berkman hit a double, scoring two runs. He's had a nice start to the season after an injury-riddled 2012. Through 104 at-bats, Berkman is hitting .298/.425/.471.
|Lance Berkman should play plenty in Week 7|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) The Rangers have been using Lance Berkman exclusively as a designated hitter this season, with the intention of keeping the 37-year-old healthy and off the disabled list. He has started 26 of the team's 29 games in American League parks, and has been mostly productive, batting .297 with 15 RBI. Fantasy owners want to keep him active when it looks like he will be in the lineup consistently.
With the Rangers set to play seven times in AL parks in Week 7 (May 13-19), Berkman should have no impediment to getting in the lineup, as Scott White notes in his Hit Parade column. The team might give him a day or two off to keep him fresh, but there is no risk of a prolonged absence from the lineup, so Fantasy owners should feel comfortable getting Berkman active this week.
|Lance Berkman sitting, as expected|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman was not in the lineup Monday in Chicago as he was expected to sit with no DH during interleague play. Berkman will be limited to pinch-hit duties for likely the entire series in Chicago, though manager Ron Washington reserved the right to change his mind.
Berkman has served as DH this season and is batting .302 with two homers and 15 RBI.
|Lance Berkman could be limited during NL play|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Rangers manager Ron Washington told MLB.com on Sunday he will likely limit Lance Berkman to pinch-hitting duties with the next three games being played in National League parks.
Berkman has served as DH thus far and is batting .302 with two homers and 15 RBI. Texas plays the Cubs on Monday before opening a two-game set at the Brewers.
"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," Washington said. "We'll give him a break. It's only three games."
|Playing first base could be in Lance Berkman's future|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/2/13) Rangers DH Lance Berkman could be close to playing a game at first base. Berkman has been used exclusively at DH following two operations on his right knee last year, but he might start to see some games at first base as the weather warms up this summer.
"It's feeling pretty good," Berkman said of his knee, per MLB.com. "I won't know until I get out there but at this point, you can say I'm almost to the point where I have my legs under me. From playing a lot of games and running the bases, that's the next logical step."
|After a resurgent 2011 in which he re-entered the MVP discussion with his best all-around numbers in three years, Lance Berkman got a painful reminder of his 36 years of age last May, when he tore the meniscus in his right knee. He then got another reminder in early August when, after a two-month rehabilitation from surgery, he went back on the DL with inflammation in the same knee. At that point, he was pretty much thinking retirement. But then the Rangers came knocking late in the offseason, offering him eight figures and a chance to become a full-time DH. The transition to DH isn't always a seamless one, but in theory, this move has the potential to restore Berkman's Fantasy value. Injuries have been the main thing slowing him down the last four years. When healthy, he's still a .900-OPS guy, as he showed in 2011. The move to Texas reduces his risk of injury by keeping him off the field and puts him back in an extremely hitter-friendly environment. Of course, a regression for the 37-year-old would render all the benefits of the DH spot moot, but as long as you hold off on drafting Berkman until the late rounds, he could prove to be a worthwhile gamble. (Updated 1/8/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||DET||8:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/19/13||DET||8:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/20/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|5/21/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|5/22/13||OAK||2:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|