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Rumor: Yankees are "definitely in for Lance Berkman" and "considering him seriously"

Jul 30, 2010, 4:20 PM EST

After trading Roy Oswalt yesterday and getting a potential long-term first baseman back in Brett Wallace, finding a taker for Lance Berkman seems like the next logical step for the Astros.
Berkman has the ability to block a trade, but has indicated he’d be open to a move to a contender and Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees “are definitely in for Berkman” and “considering him seriously.”
He’s previously been linked to the White Sox, although presumably only as a fallback option if Chicago’s pursuit of Adam Dunn falls through. Berkman is making $14.5 million this season and his contract has a $15 million option or $2 million buyout for 2011, so the Astros will definitely have to eat some money to make it work.

  1. bigtrav425 - Jul 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    i dont see this happening.They just kicked in 11 million for Oswalt..Maybe they could take a contract back in the trade tho..Unless they plan to be in full rebuilding mode with youngsters for a few yrs then they can afford to pay the money and gain it back by not payin the youngsters

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