Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sox Talking To Lance Berkman For 1B/OF Roles

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Here's a rumor that you can pretty much take to the bank—since the player told the media the Red Sox are talking to him. Lance Berkman told the Houston Chronicle that Boston, Philadelphia, Tampa and Houston were all seeking his services for 2013. The 36-year old Berkman can play first base and the corner outfield positions, but he has been riddled with injuries over the last four years. His high career OBP is attractive to the Geek Squad on Yawkey Way, but it's hard to see how this is anything but a stop-gap solution—and a pretty bad one at that.