Lance Berkman decides to retire

Updated: January 30, 2014, 1:16 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Lance Berkman officially announced his retirement Wednesday after a 15-year career.

The 37-year-old slugger indicated that he's just not healthy enough to play anymore after two knee surgeries in 2012 and various other injuries that limited his effectiveness the past two seasons.

"It doesn't make sense to play in the physical condition I'm in," Berkman told MLB.com.

He played in just 73 games last season with the Texas Rangers after dealing with several injuries. ...

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