Lance Berkman Astro’s First DH

While he decides whether to play another season, free-agent first baseman Lance Berkman is hearing from several major league teams.

The Red Sox, Phillies, Rays and Astros have expressed interest in what Berkman described as “tire-kicking mode.”

“I’m waiting to be blown away by an offer,” Berkman said Monday after conducting batting practice in his new role as volunteer assistant coach at Rice. “If I’m not, I’ll be out here.

“If somebody comes in and makes a deal that I can’t refuse, then I have to take it and go forward. That may not happen — and if it doesn’t, I’m fine.”

That includes a possible reunion with the Astros, with whom Berkman spent the first 12 seasons of his career and was a five-time National League All-Star.

Astros’ first DH?

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