Berkman, Rasmus out of Cardinals’ lineup
Lance Berkman is not in the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup after
receiving a cortisone injection in his left wrist.
Colby Rasmus also was scratched due to overall fatigue after
manager Tony La Russa talked with the center fielder before
Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs.
Jon Jay, who had been second in the original lineup, batted
cleanup for the first time in place of Rasmus. Rookie Matt
Carpenter was moved up from sixth to second.
Only four spots stayed the same, including Albert Pujols in the
La Russa said Berkman got the injection to address general
soreness from an injury sustained making a diving catch last