Cardinals set to place 1B Berkman on DL

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals are set to place first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with a calf injury he aggravated chasing a popup.

General manager John Mozeliak said the team would activate utilityman Skip Schumaker from the DL in time for Friday night's game at Pittsburgh. Schumaker was on a rehab stint with Triple-A Memphis and played center field Wednesday night, going 2 for 4.

Berkman said he took a bad step going after a popup, aggravating an injury that sidelined him last weekend. Rather than battle through the injury, the club felt it best that Berkman take enough time to recover.

The 36-year-old Berkman was batting .348 with two RBIs in seven games. He was not in the lineup Thursday against the Reds.

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