Berkman has surgery on left knee
Lance Berkman is expected to miss two to four weeks after having
knee surgery to remove loose cartilage from his left knee.
Astros manager Brad Mills said that the surgery on Saturday
showed there was no damage to the meniscus or ligaments. The
timetable for Berkman’s recovery puts him in jeopardy of missing
Mills said that the team would not move Carlos Lee or any other
outfielder to first if Berkman is out for the start of the
Berkman’s backup, Geoff Blum, went 1 for 4 with an RBI for an
Astros split squad that topped the Nationals 8-7 on Saturday. Chris
Shelton and Jeff Keppinger could also see time at first.