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• First baseman Lance Berkman (right knee soreness) has started his Minor League rehab assignment with one hit in first five at-bats with Triple-A Memphis. Berkman played in games on Friday (five innings) and Saturday (seven innings) before taking a scheduled day off on Sunday.

Berkman's rehab assignment is unlikely to last longer than Thursday, which is the final day of Memphis' homestand. Berkman is then expected to fly to Washington, where he will meet up with the Cardinals. He won't be activated from the disabled list any earlier than Saturday -- the first day rosters can expand.

• The Cardinals have had discussions about potential September callups, but manager Mike Matheny said the list has not yet been finalized. The club is expected to bring some reinforcements up on the first day rosters expand while waiting until the end of the Triple-A season to bring up the rest.

• Matheny made a rare appearance behind the plate on Sunday, when he crouched to catch warmup pitches from Fernando Salas in the ninth inning.

"I thought I might lose some teeth," said the four-time Gold Glove Award-winning catcher. "It's amazing how quick the game moves now after being away from it a little while."

• First baseman Lance Berkman (right knee soreness) has started his Minor League rehab assignment with one hit in first five at-bats with Triple-A Memphis. Berkman played in games on Friday (five innings) and Saturday (seven innings) before taking a scheduled day off on Sunday.

Berkman's rehab assignment is unlikely to last longer than Thursday, which is the final day of Memphis' homestand. Berkman is then expected to fly to Washington, where he will meet up with the Cardinals. He won't be activated from the disabled list any earlier than Saturday -- the first day rosters can expand.

• The Cardinals have had discussions about potential September callups, but manager Mike Matheny said the list has not yet been finalized. The club is expected to bring some reinforcements up on the first day rosters expand while waiting until the end of the Triple-A season to bring up the rest.

• Matheny made a rare appearance behind the plate on Sunday, when he crouched to catch warmup pitches from Fernando Salas in the ninth inning.

"I thought I might lose some teeth," said the four-time Gold Glove Award-winning catcher. "It's amazing how quick the game moves now after being away from it a little while."