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Cardinals activate Lance Berkman from disabled list

May 13, 2012, 11:16 AM EST

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From B.J. Rains of FOX Sports Midwest comes word that the Cardinals have activated first baseman Lance Berkman from the 15-day DL and are hitting him fifth in Sunday’s series-finale against the Braves.

Diminutive outfielder Shane Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding roster move.

Berkman, who was sidelined for around three weeks with a left calf strain, had a superb .348/.500/.522 batting line with two doubles, six walks, two RBI and six runs scored through his first 30 plate appearances this season.

The Cardinals, currently leading the NL Central with a 20-13 record, are looking to avoid a sweep on Sunday.

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