Freese, Berkman ailing, but available

Freese, Berkman ailing, but available

Freese, Berkman ailing, but available
ST. LOUIS -- Infielders David Freese and Lance Berkman remained out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Sunday, though both were cleared to pinch-hit, if needed.

Freese, who has an irritated right ring finger, is still having trouble gripping his bat, manager Mike Matheny said. The third baseman did not participate in batting practice prior to Sunday's game. Berkman (left calf strain) was out on the field during batting practice and appeared to be moving well.

With an off-day on Monday, the Cardinals are hopeful that Berkman and Freese will be cleared to return to the lineup on Tuesday.