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Lance Berkman back in Cardinals’ lineup Sunday vs. Royals

May 22, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

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Big Puma’s sprained right wrist is all better.

According to the official Twitter feed of FOX Sports Midwest, Cardinals right fielder Lance Berkman is back in the St. Louis starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals.

Berkman sat out Friday and Saturday in Kansas City after departing Thursday’s game against the Astros one inning after making a fantastic diving catch. He is playing right field Sunday with Matt Holliday serving as the Cardinals’ designated hitter.

Berkman, 35, has posted a tremendous .349/.455/.683 batting line with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 39 games this season. He’s looking healthy and fit, and should be able to pick up right where he left off.

  1. henryd3rd - May 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Looks like Berkman has found the “Fountain of Youth” in St. Louis? Last season while playing for Houston and The Yankees his bat looked slow, his confidence seemed gone and he seemed ready for retirement. However; the off season move seems to have rejuvenated him to the point where I might want to know what’s in the water at Busch Stadium?

  2. 78mu - May 22, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Why didn’t TLR put Craig in RF and DH Berkman today? Is Holiday worse in LF than Berkman is in RF? I’m sure Tony has a good reason and will condescend to explain it if a reporter asks.

    • spudchukar - May 22, 2011 at 6:36 PM

      Holliday who has had an injured quad, was rested trying to keep him in the lineup, without reinjuring it with outfield play. If you have doubts, you should note that Holliday still had to be replaced after running later in the game.

  3. bobbycoxisgod - May 22, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    TLR never passes up a good opportunity to remind all of us he is the smartest man to ever manage a baseball team.

    • spudchukar - May 22, 2011 at 6:31 PM

      Envy is such an ugly emotion.

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