PLAYING TIME: Berkman to Rangers, Soriano to Nationals

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Rangers sign Berkman to DH

The Texas Rangers signed Lance Berkman (1B/DH) to a one-year, $10 million contract, and he's expected to serve as their full-time DH and hit third in the lineup.  It's a high risk/high reward move for the Rangers, as Berkman has the skills to be productive if he can stay healthy. Health is hardly a given, however—Berkman was limited to 32 games in 2012 by continuing knee issues.

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