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Cardinals | Lance Berkman placed on disabled list

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed 1B Lance Berkman (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee injury. In a corresponding move, the team has purchased the contract of 1B Matt Adams from Triple-A Memphis.

Fantasy Tip: In case you forgot, Berkman, who just returned from stint of three-plus weeks on the DL for a strained left calf, wants to remind you that he's injury-prone. No word yet on the diagnosis, but the injury the first baseman suffered in Saturday night's affair versus the Los Angeles Dodgers looked like it could keep him out for more than the minimum. It could be the type of thing that requires surgery. Adams (.338/.373/.597 at Triple-A Memphis) is the club's most touted hitting prospect. The 23-year-old slugger is in the midst of his first season at the Class AAA level, and it's uncertain how much he'll play, but NL managers should scoop him up if he's available, and deep mixed players should look in his direction. Matt Carpenter, who filled in for Berkman often earlier this season, may see more time, but the Cards' outfield depth is also depleted, and if Berkman misses extensive time, Adams doesn't figure to sit.

2012-05-20 11:41:25 | Source: MLB.com

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