• Rangers' Berkman hopeful to avoid DL stay

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jun 30, 2013
    Berkman has played in only two of the Rangers' last nine games. Berkman has been dealing with soreness in his right knee since the fall happened after the Rangers' arrival back from New York to Texas on Thursday night. Berkman, who was not in the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds, said he didn't think he'd be available, even as a pinch hitter, on Sunday. Perhaps I shouldn't chuckle because that does seem like it would have the potential to be serious if Berkman fell a greater distance. And again, given his history two operations on the right knee dating back to last May any twist or tweak puts him at a high risk for a long-term problem. He's one of those guys who can find the humor and provide a great quote under any circumstances, but especially those that might shine an embarrassing light on him.

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