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Lance Berkman activated from disabled list

Sep 1, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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After batting .235 (4-for-17) with a double over six games during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis, Lance Berkman was activated from the disabled list by the Cardinals this afternoon.

Berkman has been sidelined for nearly a month due to right knee inflammation. The 36-year-old isn’t quite 100 percent, so he’s expected to serve as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman down the stretch while Allen Craig will remain a fixture in the starting lineup.

Berkman has been limited to just 28 games this year due to knee and calf injuries, batting .267/.389/.467 with two homers and seven RBI over 90 plate appearances. He has already hinted that this could be his final season.

  1. fearlessleader - Sep 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Life is always better with Lance around, but the way the Cards are playing this week, they could add Jesus Christ himself to the active roster and it wouldn’t make much difference.

  2. gaykegayden - Sep 1, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    Lance is Houston’s DH next year in his farewell season. Thumbs down me all you want, it’s a done deal.

    GG (Gayke Gayden)

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