Latest On Lance Berkman

FRIDAY: The Cardinals announced that Berkman will likely miss eight to ten weeks after undergoing surgery for meniscus and cartilage tears today, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. Berkman could return this season if all goes well despite talk of an earlier-than-expected retirement.

MONDAY: It appears that Lance Berkman suffered a torn ACL in his right knee Saturday, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweets. An MRI will take place today to confirm the early diagnosis. The injury could end Berkman's season and has the veteran switch-hitter considering retirement.

Matt Adams and Matt Carpenter provide the Cardinals with a pair of internal options at first base. Adams had a .340/.375/.603 batting line at Triple-A before getting called up this weekend and Carpenter has a .280/.345/.500 through 113 plate appearances as a corner infielder and outfielder with the Cardinals this year. Allen Craig could also play first base once he returns from the disabled list, ESPN.com's Buster Olney notes.

Berkman, 36, will earn $12MM in 2012 before hitting free agency this offseason. He is a client of Moye Sports Associates.


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35 Comments on "Latest On Lance Berkman"


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Ryan The Braves Fan For Life
3 years 1 month ago

There goes there playoff chances

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chico65
3 years 1 month ago

Where’s there?

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Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 1 month ago

It’s hear.

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chico65
3 years 1 month ago

Their hear? What was said?

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Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 1 month ago

Why was the baseball stadium so hot?

Because all the fans left.

Dudum-tiss.

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JB3
3 years 1 month ago

* They’re

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chico65
3 years 1 month ago

whoosh

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JB3
3 years 1 month ago

wooooow, just re-read it.  Looks like I needed another coffee.

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chico65
3 years 1 month ago

Eh, it’s a Friday afternoon after a long week.  I know I’m going to order an extra turbo shot in mine.

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blh2010
3 years 1 month ago

sorry to bust your bubble but even without him the Cardinals can make the playoffs he hadn’t played in that many games to make a difference one way or another, I”m sad Berkman may be done but it shouldn’t hinder the Cardinals

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stl_cards16
3 years 1 month ago

The biggest thing now is that Allen Craig stays healthy.  He is an even more important piece now.  I still have no worries about the offense, this team will score plenty of runs.  The pitching staff is starting to make me a little nervous.

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chico65
3 years 1 month ago

Ouch.  Hope it isn’t the end of his career.  Even though he was at first this year, I would say this is a permanent end to his OF days, though, if there had been any remaining doubt.

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chico65
3 years 1 month ago

Ah, disqus, I see it is a Monday morning for you, too.

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mitch
3 years 1 month ago

I’m a long time Cards fan and I’ve always liked and respected Lance (even from a far in Houston even though he killed us on a regular basis). I hope this isn’t the end for him as he is truly one a baseball’s great guys.  Also “there’s goes our playoff hopes”?  Don’t be bitter just because the Braves did THEIR best Cubs impression last year.  I think that Craig would be a starter on several clubs and will fit in as a nice replacment.  Not to mention the guy (Adams) that was hitting 340/375/603 in AAA and profiles as a legitimate middle of the order lefthanded power monster.

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stl_cards16
3 years 1 month ago

I believe I reported this last night, ha.  It was pretty obvious that he was going to be gone for the year.  It’s too bad and I wish him well.  The Cardinals can make up for his offense in the line-up, what I’m not sure they can make up for is his presence in the clubhouse.

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touchmymonkey
3 years 1 month ago

Hope you didn’t dislocate your shoulder patting yourself on the back over getting the scoop on Berkmans injury. And you didn’t report it – you’re not a reporter – you made an educated guess about a gut feeling you had from “reading between the lines” and posted it on a message board. And on top of all that – its not even official until the mri comes back.

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East Coast Bias
3 years 1 month ago

whoa… 

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Ferrariman
3 years 1 month ago

wake up on wrong side of the bed?