According to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates called about Lance Berkman but were told that he's leaning toward retirement.
Rangers declined DH Lance Berkman's $12 million option for the 2014 season.
Making his first start in 13 days, Lance Berkman went 0-for-4 against the Rays on Monday.
Lance Berkman is in the Rangers' lineup on Monday.
Lance Berkman hasn't started a game since September 3.
Rangers activated DH Lance Berkman from the 15-day disabled list.
Lance Berkman (hip, knee) is expected to be activated on September 1.
Lance Berkman (hip) did some light running on the warning track on Saturday, and could soon head out on a minor league rehab assignment.
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News writes that the Rangers may hold out Lance Berkman (hip, knee) until September 1.
Lance Berkman (hip, knee) won't be activated from the disabled list Friday.
Lance Berkman (hip, knee) went 1-for-4 in his second rehab game Sunday with Triple-A Round Rock.
Lance Berkman (hip, knee) homered and had an RBI single in his first rehab game at Triple-A Round Rock Saturday.
Lance Berkman (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.
Lance Berkman (knee) expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday or Monday.