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Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers   (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Rangers DH Lance Berkman Retires From Baseball, Ending 15-Year MLB Career

After spending 15-years as a professional baseball player, Texas Rangers DH Lance Berkman decided to retire, he told MLB.com on Wednesday afternoon.

01/29/2014

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 11:  Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a double by Nelson Cruz in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on April 11, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Rangers defeated the Mariners 4-3.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Report: Former Rangers DH Berkman Leaning Towards Retirement

After a less than memorable stint in Texas, free agent slugger Lance Berkman is leaning towards retirement, according to a report out of Pittsburgh.

11/22/2013

Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Surprise Stadium on February 20, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Rangers Decline $12M Contract Option For Berkman

The Texas Rangers have declined their $12 million contract option for Lance Berkman, making the 37-year-old switch-hitter a free agent.

10/31/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 12:  Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers dives to third base safe on a fly ball hit by A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers against the Cleveland Indians at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 12, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Grandpa Berkman

Ben says that Lance Berkman is the main person to blame for the disappointing 2013 Rangers offense, and he also plays the audio from the tense encounter he had with Lance after Monday night’s game.

105.3 The Fan–10/01/2013

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 31: Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers talks with first base coach Dave Anderson #16 of the Texas Rangers after hitting a single in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on March 31, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Rangers Activate Berkman & 3 Pitchers From DL

The AL West-leading Texas Rangers have gotten back a veteran designated hitter and three pitchers from the disabled list in time for the pennant chase.

09/01/2013

Wild Card Game - Baltimore Orioles v Texas Rangers

Rangers Expect To Activate Feliz, Tepesch And Berkman From DL

Texas manager Ron Washington says the Rangers expect to activate pitchers Neftali Feliz and Nick Tepesch and designated hitter Lance Berkman from the disabled list when rosters expand on Sunday.

08/28/2013

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 31: Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers talks with first base coach Dave Anderson #16 of the Texas Rangers after hitting a single in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on March 31, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Berkman Likely Not Back Before September

Lance Berkman said that he is waiting to be activated from the disabled list by the Rangers, and knows that may not happen for at least two more weeks, when the rosters expand.

08/20/2013

Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Berkman, Rangers Evaluating Status After Rehab

Lance Berkman was back in the Texas Rangers clubhouse Friday. It was still unclear when he would be back in the lineup.

08/16/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 12:  Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers dives to third base safe on a fly ball hit by A.J. Pierzynski #12 of the Texas Rangers against the Cleveland Indians at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 12, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Berkman Not Ready To Retire Yet

The 37-year-old Rangers designated hitter, who is currently on the disabled list, said Thursday, after pondering his playing future for several days, that he is “coming back.”

08/01/2013

Lance Berkman #27 of the Texas Rangers  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Berkman Ponders If He Will Play Again

After a strong start to the season, the switch-hitting Berkman was hitting .254 with six home runs and 34 RBIs in 68 games when he went on the DL.

07/30/2013

Cleveland Indians v Texas Rangers

Rangers Place Berkman & Tepesch On DL

Aging Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman felt a twinge in his side, and rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch complained of a sore elbow.

07/07/2013

Oakland Athletics v Texas Rangers

Rangers Rally To Beat The A’s, 9-4

The Texas Rangers finally find their bats and rally back to beat the Oakland Athletics Wednesday night in Arlington.

06/20/2013

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