Jim Edmonds, the Cardinals' star center fielder from 2000-07, is retiring from baseball.Thank you, Jimmy Ballgame, for your service. You're a Hall of Famer in my book.
Edmonds, 40, had agreed to a one-year, non-roster contract and was due in camp today.
But his injured left foot has not come around and Edmonds, who has been in California in the offseason, has informed general manager John Mozeliak that he will be retiring.
The club will make a fornal announcement at 10:30 a.m. (St. Louis time).
Edmonds, who played for San Diego, the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee and Cincinnati besides the Anaheim Angels and the Cardinals, will finish with 393 career homers and eight Gold Gloves.
He was a four-time All-Star and a member of the Cardinals' 2006 World Series championship club.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Jim Edmonds to retire
Jim Edmonds has announced that he is retiring from baseball. In doing so, he retires as a St. Louis Cardinal, where he provided so many spectacular plays in center field.