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New York Yankees To Add To Offense By Trading For Lance Berkman

Yankees were looking to make a splash at the trading deadline.

At first, it looked like they would add a pitcher. Then Cliff Lee went to the Rangers, Dan Haren went to the Angels, and Roy Oswalt went to the Phillies. Plus, Joakim Soria of the Royals had the Yankees on his no-trade list. So the Yankees needed a Plan B.

Plan B might end up being "Plan Berkman," as the Yankees are on the verge of making a trade to get former All-Star first basemen Lance Berkman from the Houston Astros on the night before the July 31 MLB trading deadline.

According to sources, the Steinbrenners gave a pre-approval for Brian Cashman to add payroll to help enhance their chances to repeat as World Series Champions.

The Yankees would take on the ...

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