Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 7/2/12
ST. LOUIS Injured Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman has stepped up his rehab and hasn't ruled out a return when the Cardinals open play following the All-Star break next Friday in Cincinnati. Berkman, who rejoined the club Monday after rehabbing his knee for several weeks in Houston, jogged in the outfield and took about 50 swings of soft toss. He plans to continue to amp up his rehab daily and hopes to be back in a couple of weeks. "The leg feels good," Berkman said. "It's just the rest of me that needs to get in shape. I haven't swung a bat in six weeks. You've got to kind of take a little spring training all over again and get back ready to go. I don't know how long that will take. "It's coming along. I'm running and I'm not having any trouble with it. We're right on schedule. I swung the bat today and felt good. I'll be happy to get back in baseball shape, but outside of that, I think it won't be too much longer." The 36-year-old Berkman thought his season was over when...
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