With Nelson Cruz landing on the disabled list, the Texas Rangers contacted the St. Louis Cardinals about the availability of Lance Berkman.
No headway had been made on a possible trade, according to baseball sources, that would need to be done by 11 p.m. Wednesday for Berkman to be eligible for the postseason.
A trade seems highly unlikely now, as Berkman told reporters on Tuesday that he doesn't want to be traded.
"I don't want to be traded. I don't think they want to trade me," Berkman said. "I think myself and the Cardinals are on the same page."
And Berkman said this of a possible deal by Thursday: "I think that ship has sailed."
-- Drew Davison