Updating a previous item, The Houston Chronicle's Jose De Jesus Ortiz is reporting Houston Astros OF Lance Berkman (groin) now believes his left groin won't be well enough for him to play the outfield at least until the Astros begin their next road trip on Aug. 17. "I wouldn't imagine I'd be able to play the outfield until we go back on the road," he said. "It's still about 90 percent. I don't want to play the outfield until Oct. 2. It's too much running.
just to clarify, if berkman plays at 1B, he'll stay in the lineup, right? if the astros fall out of playoff contention, would they start resting berkman because of his groin injury?