5 years ago

Lance Berkman said his surgically-repaired right knee is at about 80 percent.

Berkman had a pair of surgeries on the knee last season and was limited to just 32 games. Even though he's still not up to 100 percent, he has no limitations with his hitting in camp and said he's capable of taking grounders at first base. The Rangers are focused on getting him ready for Opening Day rather than the beginning of the Cactus League schedule, which starts in a week. "If we need to, we can get him at-bats in a minor league game," manager Ron Washington said.