The St. Louis Cardinals activated first baseman Lance Berkman from the 15-day disabled list, MLB.com reported Saturday.
Berkman, who has had three stints on the DL this season due to right knee problems, will likely contribute mainly off the bench for the rest of the season. He has only had 75 at-bats for St. Louis.
To add depth to their bullpen, the Cardinals recalled left-handed pitcher Sam Freeman from Class AAA Memphis. Freeman made 13 appearances for the Cardinals in June. He has a 2.08 ERA in 27 outings for Memphis this year.