chrispistol3 wrote:Lance Berkman (knee) went 3-for-5 with two homers and played right field today in an extended spring training game.
Activate him!!! Well, it probably won't happen tomorrow. Berkman will have his time in the outfield increase the next two days and he'll then DH on Thursday. If he continues to swing well and his knee feels fine, he could come off the disabled list on Friday.
A lot of times in these 'extended spring training' outings they let the guy bat every inning, which might explain the 3-for-5 in what was supposed to be three innings in the field. And against what pitching?
Anyway, the way I read it, he was going to continue with XST this week, rejoin the big club Friday, then go out on a GENUINE rehab stint (AA or AAA) after that. We're still probably 2 weeks from coming off the DL ... barring a setback.