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Lance Berkman activated from the disabled list

Jul 14, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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After missing nearly two months following a right knee injury which required surgery, Lance Berkman has been activated from the disabled list. The Cardinals sent outfielder Shane Robinson down to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding roster move.

Berkman, who had a meniscus tear repaired on May 25, was able to convince the Cardinals that he didn’t need a minor league rehab assignment after making it through a thorough workout on Thursday. While the 36-year-old is back from the disabled list, he’s not in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Reds. The Cardinals plan to give him regular rest, which should allow the hot-hitting Allen Craig to continue to get at-bats.

Berkman’s resurgent 2011 campaign earned him a one-year, $12 million extension from the Cardinals last September, but he has been limited to just 13 games this season due to calf and knee injuries.

  1. metalhead65 - Jul 14, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    well that is good news for the cards but even better news is the lineup dusty is trotting out to face them today. first off you have Heisey starting in left instead of ludwick who had a good game last night so in dusty’s world that means he must sit today. then you have the return of scott rolen at third instead of the guy who has played well suring his stays on the injured list and even manged to hit a home run to get the reds in the game last night. nope can’t let a little thing like production dictate who plays can we? then of of course we have the .212 strikeout king of baseball who is 2 for his last 43 at bats starting and batting second once again. and you people think I have a negative attitude for no reason? and baker wonders why people do not love him in in Cincy? only baker makes a lineup that does not reward people for producing. the lineup today should inclde ludwick in left Heisey in center and frazier at third but that would make sense so of course dusty will not do it.

  2. okwhitefalcon - Jul 14, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    I didn’t realize the headline read “Today’s Reds Lineup”.

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