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Jun 1, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman (27) reacts after getting ejected by home plate umpire Todd Tichenor (97) in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during a baseball game at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Rangers' Lance Berkman to return this season?

The Texas Rangers need some offense. Nelson Cruz is missing and Lance Berkman has been battling an injury all year. The hip injury reached a peak today when reports leaked stating Berkman was going to forfeit the rest of his salary and retire.

Those reports of Berkman’s career ending turned out to be false. Not only is he not retiring, he is also planning on making a comeback this year according to Anthony Andro via Twitter:



Berkman is 37 years of age and signed a one-year deal with the team this past offseason. The team has suffered at times offensively with Berkman unavailable.

It’s a great sign Berkman is going t attempt a comeback. The success of the Rangers the rest of the way ultimately hinges on the team’s ability to put runs on the board. As obvious as that sounds, it’s been easier said than done. Berkman can make a difference in a positive manner if he can get his hip right.


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