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Berkman has torn meniscus, prepares for worst

ST. LOUIS Despite an MRI Monday that revealed no structural damage to Lance Berkman's right ACL, the Cardinals first baseman fears he will wake up from surgery Friday to find out it was replaced. Monday's exam revealed a torn meniscus and cartilage damage in his right knee, which will likely be repaired Friday at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. But doctors will also...

Adams promoted as Berkman lands on DL

The Matt Adams era has begun. The highly touted prospect was called up from Triple-A Memphis Sunday when the club placed first baseman Lance Berkman on the disabled list with an injury to his right knee. Adams, who hit .340 with nine home runs, 10 doubles and 27 RBI in 37 games for Memphis, arrives with plenty of hype after speeding through the Cardinals farm system with some impressive...

Cardinals fear Berkman has torn ACL

Lance Berkman is likely headed for another reconstructive knee surgery based on the preliminary diagnosis from Los Angeles Dodgers doctors. The team physicians on site at Dodgers Stadium on Saturday told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Berkman probably had a torn ACL. Berkman had ACL reconstruction surgery in 2005. Berkman was placed on the disabled list Sunday. He will find out...

Cardinals' Berkman leaves game with knee injury

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman injured his right knee while taking a throw at first base during the second inning of Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Berkman stretched out to take the throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal, and kept his left foot anchored on the bag for the third out of the inning. Berkman hopped a few feet before slumping...

Berkman diagnosed with torn meniscus, but ACL damage not ruled out

Lance Berkman was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee on Monday and will seek a second opinion before the team sets a timetable for his return. The Cardinals aren't ruling out ACL damage because tests were "uncertain." If Berkman suffered no ACL damage, he could return in six weeks, general manager John Mozeliak said. When Berkman left Saturday'...

Cards' Berkman leaves game with knee injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman injured his right knee while taking a throw at first base during the second inning of Saturday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Berkman stretched out to take the throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal, and kept his left foot anchored on the bag for the third out of the inning. Berkman hopped a few feet...

Cards place Berkman on 15-day DL again

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals placed first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of an injured right knee. Berkman was hurt while stretching for a throw from shortstop Rafael Furcal on Justin Sellers' groundout in the second inning of Saturday night's 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Berkman will have an MRI exam Monday in St...

Lance Berkman's Injury a Big Blow, But Cardinals Have Shown They Thrive in Face of Adversity

Been there, done that. As unfortunate as Lance Berkman's injury is, and as devastating a blow it is to the St. Louis lineup, the Cardinals have faced about as much adversity over the past 15 months as any team in Major League Baseball. Yet, they just keep winning. When pitcher Adam Wainwright went down prior to the start of last season, many were already writing off the Cards...

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Berkman out at least 6-8 weeks

Lance Berkman of the St. Louis Cardinals will be sidelined at least six to eight weeks with an injured right knee.

MLB Real Talk: Snatch Adams

Got a hole? Let Matt Adams fill it (pause). I first brought up the legend of Matt Adams in the first base edition of “Tiers, Not Fears,” pointing out the massive power potential and the slew of aging, possibly fragile position players sitting on St. Louis’ active roster. Now that Lance Berkman is out, the Matt Adams era is finally underway.Find out why he needs to be owned...

Cards blanked by Kershaw, Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw outdueled Jake Westbrook with a six-hitter for his fourth career shutout, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 Saturday night. Justin Sellers triggered a four-run seventh inning with his first home run of the season for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who improved the best record in the majors to 27-13. Kershaw (4-1)...

Dodgers 6, Cardinals 0

Clayton Kershaw outdueled Jake Westbrook with a six-hitter for his fourth career shutout, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 Saturday night. Justin Sellers triggered a four-run seventh inning with his first home run of the season for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who improved the best record in the majors to 27-13. Kershaw (4-1) got the seventh complete...

Cardinals-Dodgers Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers own the best record in baseball thanks in part to their success at Chavez Ravine. Clayton Kershaw's impressive run there dates much further back. Kershaw looks to continue his dazzling stretch at home as the Dodgers go for their longest winning streak over the Cardinals in 36 years Saturday night. Los Angeles (26-13) leads the majors with a 17-4 home...
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