In attempt to bolster their bench, the Yankees are close to a deal that will bring Lance Berkman to the Bronx via the Houston Astros.
The Astros dealt their ace, Roy Oswalt on Thursday to the Phillies, now trade their last legitimate star in Berkman.
Although Berkman is not the hitter he used to be, he should figure to be a valued bat off the bench, since he is a switch hitter. He will also get a chance to DH, if Jorge Posada needs to rest his body, which has been battered with injuries.
This year Berkman has 13 homers and 49 RBI. He already own 321 career homers and 1,009 RBI.