St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after injuring himself on Saturday night, as the team announced on Sunday. The Cards also announced that prospect Matt Adams has had his contract purchased from Triple-A Memphis to replace Berkman on the active roster.
The team says that Berkman is sitting out with a right knee injury. In Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Berkman appeared to injure the knee while making a routine defensive play, eventually needing help to walk off the field.
Back in 2005, he had surgery on the ACL in his right knee, although he told reporters he doesn't think he re-injured the ligament. Limited by injuries this season, the 36-year-old has appeared in just 13 games so far this season. Over 42 plate appearances, he's hit .333/.429/.571 with five doubles, one triple and one home run.
Adams, 23, has hit .340 with ten doubles and nine homers over 37 games with Memphis this season. A former 23rd-round pick back in 2009, he's considered one of the best prospects in the game at his position.