Cardinals Activate Lance Berkman From Disabled List

St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Tyler Greene watches as Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman misses a foul ball against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium. Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

The Cardinals will add a big bat to their already-potent lineup.

The St. Louis Cardinals have suffered several key injuries this season; they lost ace Chris Carpenter at the beginning of spring training and he hasn't pitched at all, and Lance Berkman went down with a calf injury in the season's first week and has played in just seven games this season.

Hasn't mattered. The Cardinals are 20-13 entering Sunday's action and lead the NL Central by 3½ games.

They're getting Berkman back today, too:

Berkman was off to a good start in the seven games he played before the injury, going 8-for-23 with two doubles, a triple, two RBI and six walks. He'll be in the Cardinals' starting lineup Sunday against the Braves, hitting fifth.

For more on the Berkman and then Cardinals, please visit Viva El Birdos and SB Nation St. Louis.

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