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Lance Berkman Jumps Ship: Ex-Astro Signs With St. Louis’s Jon Paul Morosi is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals have signed ex-Astro Lance Berkman to a one year deal. Their press release lists him as both an outfielder and a first baseman, but with Albert Pujols in town, clearly Berkman will see most of his time in left field.

Contract details haven’t been announced yet, but we’ll update when they become available.

Big kick in the pants for loyal Astros fans, who now presumably will have to put up with Berkman wearing Cardinals red and kicking their butts on a regular basis. If Berkman’s body can hold up in a corner outfield position, that is. Don’t worry though, because at least the money that likely would’ve been spent on Berkman is now going to Clint Barmes instead. Totally worth it.

EDIT: Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman reports that the deal is for one year and eight million, and that the Cardinals will move Matt Holliday to right field to play Berkman in left.

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