Berkman not interested in being traded to Texas

Berkman not interested in being traded to Texas

ARLINGTON -- Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman told St. Louis reporters Tuesday the Rangers expressed interest in him, but he does not want to be traded. He also said Cardinals have no interest in trading him and want to re-sign him instead.

"I'm not going to get moved," he said. " I think the ship has sailed. I really do."

Berkman was asked by Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak if he was interested in going to Texas. Berkman told him no.

"I don't want to be moved. I don't think they want to move me. Obviously Mo has an obligation as the general manager to listen to any [offers]. But certainly I think both sides, myself and the Cardinals, we're on the same page with this.

"The only way I'd be open to it would be ... I'd like to play next year, and this is obviously a place that, I want to play here next year. So the only way that I would be open to it is if they came to me and said, 'We're not interested in bringing you back next year.'"