Jul 30, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT
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.
- Clayton Kershaw cleared to begin rehab assignment on Friday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga 1
- Michael Pineda ejected in second inning for pine tar on neck, facing a 10-game suspension 82
- Mark Trumbo diagnosed with stress fracture in foot 7
- Josh Johnson needs a second Tommy John surgery 21
- Sammy Sosa wasn’t invited to Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday 45
- Josh Lueke is a rapist. How often does that bear repeating? (200)
- Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple (183)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (169)
- Michael Pineda ejected in second inning for pine tar on neck, facing a 10-game suspension (115)
- Chipper Jones chimed in on the Carlos Gomez incident (111)