Looks like the Milwaukee Brewers are going to give Jim Edmonds his first shot at the major league level again. They signed the former Cardinal gold glover to a minor league contract on Thursday. It was just a week ago that Edmonds was on stage at Tony LaRussa’s charity event saying he would love to come back and play for the Cardinals. The next day LaRussa said he would be open to discussing the opportunity of giving Edmonds a shot.
Not sure if those talks fell through or Edmonds had a change of heart? Milwaukee has five outfielders on their 40 man roster, but Jody Gerut is the only left handed hitter, so this could turn out to be a good move for the Brewers if Edmonds can prove he can play at 40.
In 2008, he got off to a horrible start for San Diego and was picked up by the Cubs. I think Edmonds hit around .253 for the season, but he kind of sparked their Cubs in their run for a second consecutive division title.