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Jim Edmonds


Edmonds left Tuesday night's game against Cincinnati after four innings because of dizziness and was taken to a hospital for an MRI exam. "He said he felt dizzy and his vision was a little blurred," manager Tony La Russa said. "This is a tough game to play if you've got blurred vision whether it's offense or defense, so we'll get you out of there."


Edmonds left Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox with a slight concussion after crashing into the wall trying to rob Joe Crede of a home run leading off the third inning. "I don't feel very good," Edmonds said after the game. "I'll just go home and go to sleep. I was a little dizzy and I have a headache. I guess that's part of the game. I'll have to shake it off and see how I feel tomorrow."


Edmonds went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs for the Cardinals in a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. It was the center fielder's first game back in the lineup after missing five games with a sprained right wrist.


The Cardinals will delay making a decision on whether or not to put Edmonds on the disabled list until the end of the weekend. The center fielder hasn't played since last Sunday because of an abdominal strain. A specialist ruled out a hernia on Wednesday."We're going to hold off on a decision for a day or so," trainer Barry Weinberg said. "We need to see how he feels."


Edmonds missed his fifth straight start on Wednesday because of lower abdominal discomfort. The Cardinals center fielder had an MRI on Tuesday and was scheduled to meet a specialist on Wednesday.


Edmonds, who missed four April starts with a sore shoulder, wasn't in the lineup for the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to Cincinnati Tuesday. The St. Louis center fielder did make a pinch-hitting appearance in the game, but saw his average drop to .200 when he failed to get a hit.


After missing four starts with a shoulder ailment, Edmonds is back in the St. Louis lineup Wednesday against Pittsburgh. Batting fourth in place of Scott Rolen, who is getting a day off, Edmonds hit a second-inning home run to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the game. The veteran center fielder returned to action Tuesday, striking out in a pinch-hitting appearance.


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Edmonds may miss the Cardinals' three-game series in Pittsburgh this week with an ailing shoulder. The St. Louis center fielder received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder Friday night and was not available Saturday and Sunday. He still was feeling discomfort swinging the bat, so manager Tony La Russa has decided to rest Edmonds and hopes to have him ready for the Cards-Cubs series this weekend.


An MRI exam last week showed only inflammation in Edmonds' right elbow. The Cardinals' center fielder has been experiencing some discomfort above the elbow and numbness in the forearm, and the cause may be inflammation that appears to be cutting off a nerve near the elbow.


Edmonds has been experiencing pain above his right elbow and numbness in his right forearm and hand, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting. The St. Louis center fielder underwent an MRI exam Wednesday to determine what is causing the discomfort. Edmonds told the newspaper that his arm has been bothering him since the early days of spring training, though he said it's gotten better over time.


Battling some soreness in his hamstring and groin, Edmonds was held out of the Cardinals' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The veteran outfielder, who was replaced by So Taguchi, popped out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and handled the center-field duties in the ninth.


After missing more than a week with a hairline fracture in one of his left ribs, Edmonds was back in the Cardinals' starting lineup for Wednesday's meeting with the Cincinnati Reds. The veteran outfielder went 1-for-4 with a walk, RBI, run scored and two strikeouts. In 60 games this season, Edmonds is batting .284 with 11 home runs, 40 RBI and one stolen base.


Edmonds missed his sixth consecutive game with a hairline fracture in one of his left ribs, but he reported improvement after taking batting practice with the Cardinals prior to Sunday's meeting with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Despite the progress, the outfielder likely will miss at least a couple more days. A trip to the 15-day disabled list is not expected at this point.


Edmonds, bothered by a strained pectoral muscle in his ribcage, is expected to be out until at least the start of the Cardinals' weekend series in Tampa Bay. It's possible he could be out longer. Edmonds is batting .285 with 11 home runs, 39 RBI and a .397 on-base percentage this season.


Bothered by bruised ribs, Edmonds was a late scratch for St. Louis' 4-1 loss to Toronto on Monday. The Cardinals' center fielder said he is not likely to be ready for Tuesday night's game, either. Edmonds is hitting .285 with 11 home runs, 39 RBI and a .397 on-base percentage this season.


Edmonds, who strained a muscle tendon in his left foot last month, aggravated the injury while playing the field midway through Thursday's matchup with the Colorado Rockies. The veteran outfielder was replaced in the Cardinals' lineup by So Taguchi, and he has been listed as day-to-day. Prior to his departure, Edmonds was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.


Edmonds was 2-for-2 with two walks and notched his third home run in as many days in Sunday's loss to the Washington Nationals. Over his last four games, the Cardinals' outfielder is 7-for-13 with three doubles, three home runs, three walks and seven RBI.


Monday's off-day was enough time for Edmonds to rest his ailing left foot, and he was back in the Cardinals' lineup for Tuesday's meeting with the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran outfielder, who strained a muscle tendon in the foot while chasing a ball in the fourth inning of Sunday's win over the New York Mets, hopes to avoid missing any time going forward. He was 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and an RBI in his return.

If the foot happens to act up over the next several days, the Cardinals will ask So Taguchi to handle the center-field duties, allowing Edmonds to rest. However, expect Edmonds to play if at all possible. For the season, he is batting .282 with six home runs, 23 RBI and one stolen base in 36 games.


Edmonds injured his left foot while chasing a ball in the fourth inning of Sunday's win over the New York Mets, but remained in the game until giving way to So Taguchi in the ninth. The Cardinals' outfielder has been diagnosed with a strained muscle tendon in the foot, an injury that is not considered serious, according to trainer Barry Weinberg. He will be evaluated and receive treatment on a daily basis.

The Cardinals have an off-day on Monday, giving Edmonds some time to rest. He has been listed as day-to-day. In 35 games this season, Edmonds is batting .281 with six home runs, 22 RBI and one stolen base.


Edmonds got off to a slow start this season, notching just three hits in his first 15 at-bats. But over his last six games, the Cardinals' outfielder is 6-for-18 with a double, six walks, four home runs and five RBI, including homers in each of his last two contests.

Edmonds has batted around .300 and averaged 36 home runs over the past five seasons, so his early season troubles should not be a concern. Keep him in your lineup.