Thursday, August 26, 2010

Berkman really healthy, still on DL

Brutal report from Hardball Talk today, that Lance is on the Yankees' DL, but isn't really hurt.

Aaron Gleeman links to this article, which says:
Chad Jennings of the New York Journal News reports that Lance Berkman will definitely be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible next week and in fact writes that "Berkman has been healthy for a while."

According to Jennings "he could have played this week" and "is on the phantom disabled list so that Eduardo Nunez has a roster spot."

Berkman has been healthy for a while. His ankle remains heavily taped, but he could have played this week in Toronto. What’s amazing is how easily he talks about the situation. There is no bitterness, no frustration. Berkman came to New York to play his part, and for a while that meant a platoon job at designated hitter. Last week, it meant going on the 15-day disabled list for an injury that was going to take three or four days to heal.

Think that would ever have happened in Houston?