Jim Edmonds has been quoted as saying he has never wanted to leave St. Louis, and would prefer to finish his career as a Cardinal. The eight-time Gold Glover is going to have a good shot at getting his wish, thanks to a new two-year contract extension with the team.
The new deal keeps Edmonds in St. Louis uniform through 2008.
A collision with the outfield wall at US Cellular Field in Chicago this past June forced Edmonds to miss lengthy periods of time during the second half of the season. However, he returned in time to lead his team in RBI during their championship playoff run.
Edmonds had expressed frustration over the Cardinals’ reluctance to pick-up his option during the season. The new two-year extension will pay him $11 million next season and $8 million in 2008. A portion of his 2007 salary will be deferred over the course of ten years.
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