Freeman recalled; Berkman activated
The Cardinals added two players to their roster on Saturday. Lance Berkman, as expected, came off the disabled list, where he was placed while nursing a knee injury. Also joining the club in DC is lefty Sam Freeman.
The Cardinals’ bullpen has been called upon to handle a lot of work in recent days, so Freeman’s arrival gives the club another available bullpen arm. He also gives the team a second lefty option out of the ‘pen.
Freeman made 13 appearances for the Cardinals during a June stint with the club. He missed some time with a strained oblique during August but came back on Tuesday and has made two appearances since. In 27 outings for Triple-A Memphis this year, Freeman has a 2.08 ERA.
The Cardinals likely won’t get many starts out of Berkman the rest of the way, but he will be a potentially potent bat off the bench. Berkman went 3-for-17 with three walks during a recent Minor League rehab stint with Memphis. He has been on the DL three different times this year, therefore limiting him to only 75 at-bats with the Cardinals.
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