St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak does not believe that Lance Berkman will return to the team. The 36-year-old had enjoyed the last two seasons with the Cardinals but is said to be considering retirement.
“It’s hard to imagine finding a fit for him here,” Mozeliak told reporters in a morning chat at Busch Stadium.
Finding a position for Berkman to play in St. Louis would be difficult. First base has been taken over by Allen Craig while the outfield is crowded by the likes of Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran and John Jay.
It is believed that Berkman would only accept a contract from a contending team who competes in the mid-west or Texas. Those options are limited.
Berkman appeared in 32 games this season before the injury. Last season he hit 31 home runs to go along with a .301/.412/.547 batting line.
In his 14 year career Berkman also played for the New York Yankees but is best remembered for his time with the Houston Astros. Berkman played on the Astros from 1999 until 2010.