|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||324.00||16.00||.278||53.00||50.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||16||4||0|| .333|| .375|| .250|
|vs Straily (Career)||2||1||0|| .500||.667||.500|
|vs RHP||97||30||3|| .437|| .474|| .309|
|05/20/2013||Lance Berkman, DH TEX|
Josh Hamilton, RF LAA
|Doug Fister, SP DET|
Shane Victorino, RF BOS
|05/16/2013||Adam Wainwright, SP STL|
Adam Lind, DH TOR
Matt Adams, 1B STL
Jordan Walden, RP ATL
Jeff Francoeur, RF KC
Will Venable, RF SD
|Lance Berkman, DH TEX|
Angel Pagan, CF SF
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Antonio Bastardo, RP PHI
Mike Leake, SP CIN
Edinson Volquez, SP SD
|05/13/2013||Lance Berkman, DH TEX|
Phil Hughes, SP NYY
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|Ryan Zimmerman, 3B WAS|
Justin Morneau, 1B MIN
Yovani Gallardo, SP MIL
|Last 10 Games|
|Stats piling up for Lance Berkman|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman tied a season-high with three hits Sunday against the Tigers. It was the third time he had three hits this season.
Berkman has multiple hits in three-straight games and five times in his last nine games. He also has two RBI in four of his last eight games. Berkman is batting .351 (13 for 37) with a triple, home run, two doubles, five walks, five runs and 10 RBI in his last nine 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."
Reality Check: Being proactive about Profar
Some owners may think that Jurickson Profar is up for two weeks, bypassing the chance to add the top prospect to their rosters. As Scott White writes, even if that's the case, he's worth the gamble.
Stats piling up for Lance Berkman
Rangers outslug Tigers despite Cabrera's three home runs
David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
Rangers rough up Tigers starting pitcher Sanchez
Elvis Andrus had a career-high five hits, Mitch Moreland homered and Texas roughed up Anibal Sanchez in the Rangers' 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
|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|
|5/21/13||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|
|5/26/13||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||3:40 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/27/13||@ ARI||9:40 pm||Trevor Cahill|