Lance Berkman, Thunder Road
From the Trenton Thunder —
The Trenton Thunder, Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that five-time Major League All-Star Lance Berkman will complete a rehabilitation assignment at Waterfront Park in Trenton, NJ on Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31 against the Akron Aeros (Cleveland Indians). Both games begin at 7:05 pm.
Berkman has been on the disabled list since August 19 with a sprained right ankle. The 12-year Major League veteran was acquired by the Yankees from the Houston Astros just before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. Berkman joined the Houston Astros in 1999 and amassed a .296 batting average, 396 HR and 1094 RBI over parts of 12 seasons with the Astros. In 12 games with the Yankees this season he is batting .179 with 4 RBIs.