Lance Berkman Injury Update: Cardinals Slugger Does Not 'Have Any Bat Speed'

According to his own admission, 1B Lance Berkman is struggling. In a recent talk with the media, Berkman said his timing and vision were where they needed to be, but that his bat was just not moving at the right pace:

"The fact is I feel great in terms of how I'm seeing the ball," Berkman said. "I'm not swinging at many bad pitches. I feel like my timing is good. What's lacking is bat speed. I just don't have any bat speed right now."

The 36-year-old Berkman is hitting an impressive .275/.393/.471 in the 2012 season, despite sporting only 1 home run. He hit 31 homers in 2011 season, a comeback year for him, in which he helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series victory.

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