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|Jan. 29 5:11 PM PT6:11 PM MT7:11 PM CT8:11 PM ET20:11 ET1:11 GMT9:11 CST6:11 PM MST8:11 PM EST8:41 PM VEN5:11 UAE (+1)7:11 PM CT-Berkman is retiring after 15 seasons in the major leagues. Berkman almost left the game last offseason before signing with the Texas Rangers.
Analysis: He then had another injury-plagued season that limited him to 73 games. The 37-year-old Berkman was the first overall pick by Houston in 1997 out of Rice, and played 12 seasons for the Astros.
|Sep. 17 11:03 AM PT12:03 PM MT1:03 PM CT2:03 PM ET14:03 ET18:03 GMT2:03 CST11:03 AM MST1:03 PM EST1:33 PM VEN22:03 UAE1:03 PM CT-Berkman (left hip and right knee) was in the starting lineup for the first time in two weeks and went 0 for 4 on Monday.
Analysis: Injuries have plagued Berkman this season and he likely won't be much of a factor in the final two weeks of the season.
|July 7 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 CST10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Berkman has been activated from the disabled list by the Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Berkman has been out since July 7 with left hip inflammation and soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.
|June 30 11:26 AM PT12:26 PM MT1:26 PM CT2:26 PM ET14:26 ET18:26 GMT2:26 CST11:26 AM MST1:26 PM EST1:56 PM VEN22:26 UAE1:26 PM CT-Berkman is out of the lineup for the third straight day because of his sore right knee. Berkman said before Sunday's series finale against Cincinnati that his knee was feeling better, and that he's not too concerned about it.
Analysis: Berkman slipped going down the steps while getting off the plane after the Rangers got home late Thursday night from a road trip to St. Louis and New York.
|June 21 4:54 PM PT5:54 PM MT6:54 PM CT7:54 PM ET19:54 ET23:54 GMT7:54 CST4:54 PM MST6:54 PM EST7:24 PM VEN3:54 UAE (+1)6:54 PM CT-Berkman doesn't expect to get much, if any, action in the Rangers' interleague series against the Cardinals while getting time off for rest and knee soreness.
Analysis: The Rangers' DH has only four starts at first base, and the pitchers are batting in the weekend series matching 2011 World Series opponents. He wasn't in the lineup Friday night and didn't seem to mind, saying it made sense to take the rest.
|June 17 4:11 PM PT5:11 PM MT6:11 PM CT7:11 PM ET19:11 ET23:11 GMT7:11 CST4:11 PM MST6:11 PM EST6:41 PM VEN3:11 UAE (+1)6:11 PM CT-Berkman is getting a second consecutive game out the Texas lineup.
Analysis: Berkman says he isn't upset about being left out of the lineup Monday night for the opener of a four-game series against AL West-leading Oakland. He says he'll take the extra day to regroup. Berkman is hitting only .192 over the past 21 games, dropping to a season-low .266. He has only three RBIs and one extra-base hit the past 18 games. Rangers manager Ron Washington says he just felt Berkman needed a couple of days off and would be back in the lineup Tuesday.
|June 11 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET17:04 GMT1:04 CST10:04 AM MST12:04 PM EST12:34 PM VEN21:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-Berkman hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning after an odd double play erased the potential go-ahead run at third base, and the Rangers beat Cleveland 6-3 Monday night to hand the Indians their eighth straight loss.
Analysis: Berkman was 2 for 25 with eight strikeouts coming in.
|May 20 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET13:53 ET17:53 GMT1:53 CST10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST1:23 PM VEN21:53 UAE12:53 PM CT-Berkman went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBIs in Sunday's 11-8 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Berkman is 7 for 13 with four RBIs over the last three games.
|May 12 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET13:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 CST10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE12:39 PM CT-Berkman went 2 for 4 with a jack in Saturday's 8-7 win at Houston.
Analysis: Berkman is a former Astro who attended Rice and enjoys Minute Maid Park. He's 9 for 18 against the 'Stros this year.
|Apr. 25 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 CST12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Berkman had four RBIs, and the Rangers helped Darvish cruise to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the rubber game of the series.
Analysis: Berkman is batting .345 with two homers and 14 RBIs.
|Apr. 3 11:27 PM PT12:27 AM MT1:27 AM CT2:27 AM ET2:27 ET6:27 GMT14:27 CST11:27 PM MST1:27 AM EST1:57 AM VEN10:27 UAE1:27 AM CT-Berkman is 5 for 8 through two games and drove in two runs in Tuesday's 7-0 win over Houston.
Analysis: A designated hitter through his first two games with the Rangers, Berkman has a 14-game hitting streak at Minute Maid Park, batting .491 with six homers and 22 RBIs.
|Apr. 2 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET23:32 ET3:32 GMT11:32 CST8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST11:02 PM VEN7:32 UAE (+1)10:32 PM CT-Berkman continued his success in Houston on Tuesday night, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs in a 7-0 victory.
Analysis: Berkman, who played his first 11-plus seasons in Houston, is 5 for 8 in the first two games this season and is batting .489 (22 for 45) during an 11-game hit streak at Minute Maid Park as an opposing player. He's also hit five homers and driven in 17 runs during that streak.
|Apr. 1 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET21:10 ET1:10 GMT9:10 CST6:10 PM MST8:10 PM EST8:40 PM VEN5:10 UAE (+1)8:10 PM CT-Berkman had two hits Sunday in an 8-2 defeat at Houston.
Analysis: It's well known that Berkman is a former Astro who attended Rice and enjoys Minute Maid Park.
|Feb. 27 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 CST3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Berkman, who has been bothered by a mild right calf strain, is set to make his Rangers spring debut Thursday.
Analysis: The Rangers have been cautious with the 37-year-old switch-hitter, a first baseman who will primarily be their designated hitter. He played only 32 games with St. Louis last season because of two operations on his right knee and a left calf strain, and thought about retiring before agreeing to an $11 million, one-year deal with Texas
|Feb. 20 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET17:55 GMT1:55 CST10:55 AM MST12:55 PM EST1:25 PM VEN21:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Berkman was going through a workout with the Texas Rangers when his right calf started bothering him. The veteran first baseman said Wednesday that it's nothing to worry about and that it's not something that would keep him out of a game.
Analysis: The Rangers say it's a mild right calf strain and list him as day-to-day.