Lance Berkman connects for a three-run homer during a June 23rd blow-out win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals announced on Thursday that Berkman will return to the team next year.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Lance Berkman has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. The team did not announce any more details, but other reports say the deal is for $12 million. Berkman made $8 million this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have released their 2012 schedule and will host their oldest rival in their 2012 home opener.
The Cardinals said Wednesday their first home game next season will be April 13 against the Chicago Cubs. It will be the latest home opener in St. Louis since the Cardinals opened on April 19, 1991, against Philadelphia.
Interleague games include a home stand June 8-17 against Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City.
St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan (L), shown here during a July 10 game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, has taken a leave of absence from the team to be with his wife as she recovers from surgery.
The man who's been at the right hand of Tony LaRussa for most of LaRussa's managing career is taking an extended leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The team announced today that pitching coach Dave Duncan's wife underwent major surgery on August 21 and will require additional tests and rehabilitation. Duncan asked to stay with his wife during that period. No date's been set for his return.
Here's the rest of the statement from the St. Louis Cardinals: