Thursday, April 19, 2012
Berkman Goes on the Disable List
It is now official Lance Berkman is now on the 15 day disable list due to a calf injury he aggravated chasing a popup. With Berkman going on the DL the Cardinals went ahead and activated Skip Schumaker. So what will they do about who will be filling in for Berkman. I would love to see the team bring up prospect Matt Adams from Memphis. Adams is currently hitting a .389 avg with 54 at bats. So far he has hit three home runs and eight rbi's. The big man also has one stolen base. If the team brings him up his MLB service will start, which also means he will be arbitration eligible sooner than later. I do have a feeling we will see Adams in 2013 or 2014. So at this time the Cardinals will go with Matt Carpenter being their first baseman till Berkman comes back. At this time Matt is riding on a wave of success with his hitting. With one home run, eleven rbi's and a .379 batting avg. he has become a huge fan favorite among Cardinal Nation. I imagine he will be our first baseman till Berkman comes back.
This just in....... Looks like Jon Jay will also go on the disable list due to a sprained shoulder. Schumaker will fill in for Jay at center field. With a 9-4 record at this point I hope the team doesn't fall apart due to injuries.