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Lance Berkman has deal with Texas

Updated: January 5, 2013, 6:49 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The Texas Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with Lance Berkman, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Sources said the deal also includes a vesting option for a second year if Berkman reaches 550 plate appearances in 2013. Also, a source says there's a $1 million buyout on the option year.

Berkman, who turns 37 in February, gives the Rangers a designated hitter with power and a veteran presence in the clubhouse. He's also a switch-hitter, something that would ...

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