It’s something no player ever wants to do, but it appears long time Houston Astro and St. Louis Cardinal first baseman Lance Berkman could be hanging them up today – possibly as soon as this afternoon.
#Rangers’ Berkman considering retiring and forfeiting remainder of his salary, about $4.4M. Meeting with team officials today.
It’s a classy move from Berkman, assuming retirement talk and a return of his salary is what will take place in the meeting. Berkman could have sat on the end of the bench, hurting, collecting a paycheck. Instead, it appears he wants to free up the money for the Rangers. Of course, in a perfect world, the Rangers would have received word from Berkman a few days ago so they could have implemented the additional cash flow into their trade deadline thinking but it’s still a world class move from Berkman despite the poor timing.