According to Joe Strauss, Lance Berkman is open to offers on the free agent market. Berkman had a hard time staying healthy this year after having an MVP-type season in 2011.Berkman was made expendable by the emergence of Allen Craig, as well as the strong play from Carlos Beltran.

Berkman is saying that his knees are in awful shape and he doesn’t see himself being ready to do conditioning drills by the start of Spring Training. If he isn’t able to find a deal it might be in the Cards best interests to hire him as a hitting instructor in the minors or possibly a scout. This will be a situation to keep an eye on as the offseason progresses.