The Pirates have expressed interest in Berkman.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in a lot of players this off-season, although most of those players have been pitchers.  In an interview with Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle, former Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman lists the Pirates as one of the teams that has contacted him expressing their interest.  Berkman also lists the Cardinals, Cube, Rockies, A's, and Blue Jays as other teams that have contacted him, although he mentions that he hasn't received a specific offer yet.

Berkman has been on a bit of a decline the last few years.  After posting a .312/.420/.567 line in 554 at-bats in 2008, he slipped to a .274/.399/.509 line in 460 at-bats in 2009.  Things fell apart in 2010 when he started off with a .24...

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