Lance Berkman: not done yet

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Lance Berkman’s knee is a mess and he’s hinted that his race may be run.  But he’s still going to try to rehab it:

 

Legitimate improvement? A realization that walking away from the game means forfeiting a few million dollars left on his deal over the last two months of the season? Who knows? It would be nice to see Berkman play again, however.

Al Avila on trading Ian Kinsler: “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged.”

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Tigers GM Al Avila said on Tuesday, via MLB.com’s Jason Beck, that there’s been significant headway made in the quest to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler. He said, “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged. We just can’t agree.”

Kinsler, 35, is in the last year of his contract with the Tigers, earning $10 million for this coming season. In 2017, the veteran batted .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, and 90 runs scored in 613 plate appearances.

It’s not known yet which team (or teams) have gotten far in discussions with the Tigers, but the Angels have been suggested as a good fit given their need for a second baseman.