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Lance Berkman officially a Ranger

Updated: January 8, 2013, 9:32 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Newest Texas Ranger Lance Berkman said he expects to get most of his 2013 at-bats as the designated hitter but added that he feels good enough right now to play first base, if needed.

He said his right knee, which underwent surgeries in May and September of last year and limited him to 32 games with the St. Louis Cardinals, feels good.

"Obviously, whenever you come off a year where you have two knee surgeries there's always work to do in terms of maintenance ...

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