Lance Berkman (knee) will begin a rehab assignment next weekend, likely at Double-A Springfield.
Berkman had been hoping to be back in the Cardinals’ lineup for the start of the second half, but it appears that he’ll likely meet up with them on July 16 in Milwaukee after their first post-break series in Cincinnati. Berkman said his surgically-repaired right knee “feels really good. It’s just about getting back into baseball shape. The good thing about this is that I didn’t have a lot of swelling. That helped to speed the recovery.”