Lance Berkman Injury Update: Cardinals 1B Will Skip Rehab Assignment, Could Be Activated This Weekend

Lance Berkman has convinced the Cardinals that he does not need to make any rehab starts in the minor leagues, and he's traveling with the team to Cincinnati this weekend. According to Mike Matheny, Berkman could be activated from the DL during this road trip:

Manager Mike Matheny said that it's likely Berkman will be activated during the six-game road trip that the Cardinals have to start the second half of the season.

"We'd like it to go that way," he said. "There are things we need to see baseball-wise."

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Berkman, who is recovering from a torn meniscus, says his knee is no longer the problem; he just needs to work on the timing of his swing.

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