Slugger will pinch-hit, according to manager Mike Matheny, and pitcher goes to the bullpen.
Trainers attended to Lance Berkman after he was struck by a breaking ball from the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw to lead off the inning.
Veteran slugger won’t be in starting lineup, however.
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak joined Kevin Wheeler to discuss the news regarding Lance Berkman, Kyle McClellan and the latest happening in the trade market.
Cards slugger has been sidelined for weeks with a leg injury.
The Cardinals are now sitting in third place in the NL central after losing 9 of their last 12 games.
KMOX’s Kevin Wheeler caught up with Mike Matheny yesterday where he gave an update on both cardinal’s first baseman Lance Berkman and third baseman David Freese.
Berkman will begin his recovery and rehabilitation in Houston.
The Cardinals first basemen was originally scheduled for surgery this morning.
The team said Monday that Berkman will have an arthroscopic procedure later this week in Vail, Colo.