Lance Berkman trade finally pays off

The former Astros slugger has struggled as a Yankee, but he broke through in Game 2

Updated: October 8, 2010, 5:21 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- The association between the New York Yankees and Lance Berkman is likely to be a short one, his legacy with the team probably never amounting to more than a footnote.

After all, at this point in his career, he is just one more aging, highly paid designated-hitter type on a roster jam-packed with them -- and as far as his manager is concerned, just a part-time DH at that.

In the space of a couple of days this summer, he went from being an everyday first baseman who hit ...

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