Berkman headed home to Houston

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

Lance Berkman did not fly with the Cardinals to San Diego on Sunday. Instead, the first baseman headed home to Houston, where he will be re-examined by the doctor who performed the operation on Berkman’s right knee three and a half months ago.

General manager John Mozeliak said the club will wait until after Berkman is examined on Monday before making a decision whether to continue allowing him to play or shutting him down for the season.

Berkman has been troubled by knee discomfort since trying to return from knee surgery. Since Aug. 3, Berkman has made just one start and has only six plate appearances.

The Cardinals are expected to announce what Berkman’s next step will be on Monday.

Follow me on Twitter: @LangoschMLB

2 Comments

Pingback: End of the line? Lance Berkman leaves Cardinals to see doctor in Houston | HardballTalk

Lance is a class act and the team will miss him in the club house. Do you think if Lance decides to come back that the Cardinal would be interested in 2013? I still think a healthy Lance Berkman at 1st base is better than David Craig, both offensively and defensively. Not to take anything away from David Craig. He is a good ball player.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 574 other followers

%d bloggers like this: