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Edmonds leaning toward retirement

Jim Edmonds pulled up his shirt and showed off an ugly purple blotch on his right side, just above his hip. It might be the mark of his last injury as a Major Leaguer. 

Edmonds, placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Reds last week with a strained oblique, said he will probably retire at the end of the 2010 season, his 17th in the Majors. 
“I’m leaning toward shutting it down and being a family man again,” Edmonds said. “I’ve made my mark. I’ve done as much as I can do as an everyday player.”
Edmonds has not been ruled out for a late-season return to the Reds, who own first place in the National League Central. But he said he misses Milwaukee, and called his time with the Brewers, “the best part of my year.”
The nagging injuries, though, have worn him down. Edmonds dealt with oblique, back and Achilles strains during his Milwaukee tenure and said he walked into manager Ken Macha’s office at Wrigley Field in early August and said he was thinking of shutting it down. Macha talked him out of it. 
“It was the only thing that kept me going,” Edmonds said. 
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Report says Counsell cleared waivers

Brewers infielder Craig Counsell cleared waivers this week, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney, meaning the team is free to trade him to a contender this month if the right deal comes along. 

The news does not mean that Counsell will be traded or even that the Brewers are talking to any other teams about him. August waivers are revocable, so teams often expose their entire roster to the waiver wire. If a player is claimed, his club can either pull him back, or use a 48-hour window after the claim to work out a trade. Players have to be on a team’s roster by Aug. 31 to be eligible for that team’s postseason roster. 
Counsell could make some sense to a team looking for versatile infield help in the same way the Reds were interested in Milwaukee outfielder Jim Edmonds. The Brewers traded Edmonds for outfielder Chris Dickerson last week. Counsell is earning $2.1 million this year on a one-year contract with the Brewers that pays an additional $50,000 each for 50, 75, 90 and 110 games, and $100,000 each for 125 games and 75 and 100 starts. 
So far, he’s played in 83 games and made 29 starts. 
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Edmonds dealt to Reds

Jim Edmonds will continue his comeback season in a pennant race. 
Edmonds, the 40-year-old who returned from a year off and proved he still can play, was traded within the National League Central from the third-place Brewers to the first-place Reds on Monday. The Brewers received another outfielder, 28-year-old Chris Dickerson, in return.
Dickerson was in Cincinnati’s Opening Day lineup but has missed most of the season after surgery to repair a broken hammate bone in his hand and to “clean out” his right wrist. He has been on rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville since July 16, batting .442 (19-for-43) with three homers, seven RBIs and six stolen bases in 13 games.  He is coming off consecutive three-hit games but has not played since Tuesday.
In parts of the past three seasons with the Reds, Dickerson is a .274 hitter with eight homers and 30 RBIs in 148 games, including 94 starts. He’s a left-handed hitter and thrower.
Edmonds turned 40 on June 27 and has battled a series of nagging injuries this season after sitting out all of 2009. His most recent ailment is a very sore right Achilles that has limited his ability to run but hasn’t hampered him at the plate, where Edmonds owns a .286 average this season with eight home runs and 20 RBIs in 73 games.
With Edmonds out of the picture, it could open more playing time for Brewers rookie center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who made his first two career starts during the just-completed sweep of the Reds and logged his first RBIs and stolen base on Sunday. 
The trade is general manager Doug Melvin’s first since Spring Training, when he dealt catcher Matt Treanor to the Rangers. 
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Edmonds starting again in CF

We’ve yet to receive any further update on Carlos Gomez after he was taken to the hospital Monday night for a CT scan, but if the lineup is any indication, he’s unlikely to play Tuesday.
Manager Ken Macha originally planned to start Gomez on Tuesday after starting Jim Edmonds on Monday night, but Edmonds is in there again for the second game of the series.
If Gomez is unavailable, it leaves the Brewers with just two pinch hitters on the bench as Macha prefers not to use his only backup catching option in George Kottaras.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Braun  LF
Fielder  1B
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Escobar  SS
Lucroy  C
Narveson  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Edmonds back in Brewers lineup

Outfielder Jim Edmonds is still nursing a sore Achilles, but he’s back in the lineup as the Brewers try to avoid a three-game Astros sweep. Manager Ken Macha would like to begin using Edmonds more, assuming his health holds up, and is tentatively planning to test him as a starter today, tomorrow in Chicago and again Wednesday. 

The Brewers certainly need his bat. They haven’t scored in 23 consecutive innings entering today, and are 0-for-20 with runners in scoring position in those innings. 
Here’s the full lineup:

Rickie Weeks  2B
Corey Hart  RF
Prince Fielder  1B
Ryan Braun  LF
Casey McGehee  3B
Jim Edmonds  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
George Kottaras  C
Randy Wolf  LHP
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Red Sox checked in on Edmonds

The Boston Red Sox recently called the Brewers to inquire about the availability of outfielder Jim Edmonds, who still wasn’t sure as of Friday afternoon whether he wanted to be traded to a contender.

Out of respect for Edmonds’ career and his contributions to the Brewers this season, general manager Doug Melvin promised Edmonds that he would run a trade by the player before striking any deal. 
“I’m still thinking about all that’s going on,” Edmonds said. “I might have more later, maybe even later today. I’m kind of kicking it around: Should I or shouldn’t I? If something comes up, what should I do?
“[Doug] basically told me that if he heard anything, he would come to me. That’s what we talked about. There’s been some rumors out there.”
Edmonds worries about how his lingering right Achillies injury would affect a trade. He has started only one of the Brewers’ last seven games. 
“I don’t know if that would squash it,” Edmonds said. “I don’t know if it would even come up. There’s a lot going on right now behind the scenes, and we’ll know more as the day goes on. It will be interesting. [A trade] is still not beyond the question.”
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Hart out of lineup; Edmonds, Inglett in

With All-Star right fielder Corey Hart sporting a protective wrap on his right wrist after injuring it last night on a long foul ball in the third inning, Brewers manager Ken Macha has Joe Inglett starting in right field for Saturday’s contest against the Nationals.
Alongside Inglett will be veteran Jim Edmonds in center field. Additionally, catcher Jonathan Lucroy is in to start, despite left-handed starter Manny Parra being on the mound. Recently, George Kottaras had gotten the start behind the plate with Parra on the mound.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:

Weeks  2B

Inglett  RF
Braun  LF
Fielder  1B
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Escobar  SS
Lucroy  C
Parra  LHP
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Braun, Fielder switch spots

Nothing too surprising in the Brewers lineup Wednesday night, aside from one change near the top. 

After switching spots a month ago, sluggers Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder switched back, with Braun batting third ahead of Fielder in the cleanup spot.
Aside from that, veteran Jim Edmonds is in center field against the right-hander Tim Lincecum and Craig Counsell is at shortstop for the second straight night as promised.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Braun  LF
Fielder  1B
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Lucroy  C
Counsell  SS
Narveson  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Gomez back in lineup vs. lefty Rodriguez

No surprises once again for the Brewers. The only change from Tuesday night to Wednesday afternoon is the lefty-righty swap in center field.

With lefty Wandy Rodriguez on the mound for the Astros, speedy Carlos Gomez is back in center for the Crew. As a result, veteran Jim Edmonds gets the day off after playing the first two games of the series.
Rookie catcher Jonathan Lucroy gets bumped up ahead of Gomez as usual, whereas he typically bats behind Edmonds. The rest of the lineup remains the same:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  1B
Lucroy  C
Gomez  CF
Escobar  SS
Bush  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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Edmonds, Counsell to start against Astros

No surprises in the Brewers lineup Monday.

With a right-hander on the mound in the form of Astros starter Bud Norris, veteran left-handed hitters Jim Edmonds and Craig Counsell will start in center field and at shortstop, respectively.
They’ll give Carlos Gomez and rookie Alcides Escobar some rest.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Weeks  2B
Hart  RF
Fielder  1B
Braun  LF
McGehee  3B
Edmonds  CF
Lucroy  C
Counsell  SS
Parra  P
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter
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