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The Yankees also have interest in Lance Berkman

Jan 4, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

Lance Berkman AP AP

Who declared it “Lance Berkman Day” around here? In any case, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are the latest team to express interest in the veteran slugger, joining the Rangers, Astros, Orioles and Rays.

Of course, Berkman had a pretty miserable time after being traded from the Astros to the Yankees in 2010, as he batted just .255/.358/.349 with one homer and a .707 OPS in 37 games. It’s not clear whether he’d consider a return to New York given that he’s actively talking to both Texas teams. But hey, you can’t blame Brian Cashman for trying to infuse some youth into the roster.

  1. yankeesgameday - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaa?

  2. vallewho - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    He hated NY and NY did not take a liking to him (because he did not do anything special).

  3. pisano - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    He laid an egg on the Yankees, I can’t believe they would even think about him.

    • bigharold - Jan 4, 2013 at 9:11 PM

      Why not? Vasquez got two shots with the Yankees.

      I don’t really care if he comes or not, .. as long as he produces.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    If Napoli’s contract is not finalized, The Red Sox could also be interested.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

      If they haven’t already picked up someone’s grandma…

      he he

      • cur68 - Jan 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM

        Hey! No Grammas. Anyhow, the Sox prefer Great Grammas. Mind you, by all account my Great Gram was pretty badass. 14 kids. Yowza.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 4, 2013 at 10:05 PM

        Silly, great-grandmas are the Yankees. I bet your great gram had them without drugs too. She was badass.

      • cur68 - Jan 4, 2013 at 10:10 PM

        I’m not counting rum, so yeah: no drugs.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 4, 2013 at 10:26 PM

        My great-grandma had 11 and my grandma 10 who survived — 7 boys. I don’t know how they did it.

  5. fuggles7 - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Maybe the Yankees don’t think he can suck that badly…….. TWICE!!!

  6. cackalackyank - Jan 4, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Well maybe its just the ghosts of seasons past, after all the Red Sox scouted Javier Vasquez this week in spite of knowing how they were able to CREAM him in 2004, so if you are the Yankees why not check out a guy that sucked for you once already?

  7. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 4, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    didn’t he hate us and the team…PASS

  8. genericcommenter - Jan 5, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    Can he catch? Still play OF at all?

  9. jeffa43 - Jan 5, 2013 at 4:09 AM

    Nolan is going to make Houston look bad…. Again!

  10. inversedoob - Jan 5, 2013 at 4:28 AM

    So what you are saying is the Yankees saw some of their division rivals look at a guy, so they float the possibility that they are looking at him too just to drive the price up.

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