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LANCE BERKMAN   +

MLB  Retired (2014)     |   Played: 1995-2013
Positions
1B-785, LF-549, RF-374, OF-266, CF-166, DH-100
Born
February 10, 1976  (38.226)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-1 / 205
Bats/Throws
Both / Left
High School
Canyon  (New Braunfels,TX)
College:
Drafted:
Houston Astros:  1997-1-16 (June-Reg)  bonus: $1,000,000 
Signed by
Full Name
William Lance Berkman 
TBC Player ID
1080
MLB Debut
July 16, 1999  (23.157)
Year


vs LH/RH:


Pitch Type
.500
.400
.300
.240
.000
Top Prospect:  mlb  1998 (#64), 1999 (#13), 2000 (#37)   team  1999 (#1-HOU), 2000 (#2-HOU)
Speed
37
Contact
49
Patience
95
Batting
74
Power
83

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OFF THE FIELD
Start DateStatusMLB TeamMinor Team40-ManTransaction Description
2014-01-30Retired  Announced retirement
2013-10-31Free Agent  Rangers declined option, declared free agency
2013-09-01ActiveTexas Rangers YesActivated from DL
2013-08-14DL-15Texas RangersFrisco (AA)YesAssigned to Frisco (AA) for rehab
2013-08-10DL-15Texas RangersRound Rock (AAA)YesAssigned to Round Rock (AAA) for rehab
2013-07-08DL-15Texas Rangers YesDL-15 Left hip inflammation [Trying to break up double-play]
2013-01-07ActiveTexas Rangers YesSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($10m) Club option for 2014
2012-10-29Free Agent-  Declared free agency
2012-09-01ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals YesActivated from DL
2012-08-24DL-15St. Louis CardinalsMemphis (AAA)YesAssigned to Memphis (AAA) for rehab
2012-08-04DL-15St. Louis Cardinals YesDL-15 Right knee inflammation
2012-07-14ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals YesActivated from DL
2012-05-20DL-15St. Louis Cardinals YesDL-15 Sprained right knee
2012-05-13ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals Yes
2012-05-13ActiveSt. Louis Cardinals YesActivated from DL
2012-05-07DL-15St. Louis Cardinals Yes
2012-04-20DL-15St. Louis Cardinals YesDL-15 Left calf strain

The transactions grid above is available for Major Leaguers and Minor Leaguers since May of 2012. All transactions prior to this date will be listed below.



DateNotes
2010-12-04Signed by Cardinals
2010-11-07Granted free agency
2010-07-31Traded by Astros to Yankees for Jimmy Paredes and Mark Melancon
2005-03-19Signed by Astros (6-years)
1997-06-24signed
Drafted:  Selected by Houston Astros in 1st round (16th overall) of 1997 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)


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