Edmonds comes out of retirement to play for BrewersWisconsin Sports
- Jim Edmonds has come out of retirement to play for the Milwaukee Brewers. The veteran outfielder signed a minor-league contract yesterday. A
MILWAUKEE - Jim Edmonds has come out of retirement to play for the Milwaukee Brewers. The veteran outfielder signed a minor-league contract yesterday.
And if he makes the Brewers at spring training, he’ll get $850,000 dollars this year plus up to two-million in performance incentives. Edmonds will turn 40 in June. He sat out last season after he didn’t get any offers he liked. Brewers’ general manager Doug Melvin hopes Edmonds will be the next Gabe Kapler – who came out of retirement two years ago and hit .301 off the bench with eight homers and 38 RBI’s.
Edmonds is a four-time All-Star and an eight-time Gold Glove winner in the outfield. He has batted .284 in 16 Major League seasons, with 382 homers and 1,176 RBI’s. Edmonds last played with the Chicago Cubs in the last four months of the 2008 season – and he belted 19 homers in that stretch while hitting .256. Melvin says Edmonds has always like to hit at Miller Park – where he has a .309 career average