Evans Clinchy
Friday April 20th, 2012

The St. Louis Cardinals will place first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf injury, according to the Associated Press.

Berkman said he aggravated the injury by taking a bad step chasing after a popup in last night's win over the Cincinnati Reds. Rather than play through the injury, Berkman will take the time to recover fully.

"It doesn't seem like it's going to be one of those that you can really push through," Berkman said. "It's certainly frustrating. I don't like missing time. I like being in there, being productive." Berkman, 36, is hitting .348 for the Cards this season, with two RBIs in seven games.

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