(NEW YORK) — Lance Berkman has agreed to a one-year $10 million contract with the Texas Rangers, according to sources of ESPN.
The contract is also said to have a vesting option for a second year if the 37-year-old Berkman reaches 550 plate appearances next season.
The switch-hitting Berkman is expected to be used as the teams primary designated hitter.
Berkman is coming off a year where he had two surgeries on his right knee, allowing him to only play in 32 games with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Throughout his 14-year career, Berkman has hit .296, with 360 home runs, and 1,200 RBIs.
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