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Edmonds, Loe activated for Game 2

The Brewers are wasting no time in getting Jim Edmonds back to work. We’ll see what they have in store for Kameron Loe. 

Edmonds and Loe both joined the active roster on Tuesday, when Edmonds was formally reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and Loe’s contract was purchased from Triple-A Nashville. Outfielder Adam Stern and pitcher Marco Estrada were optioned back to Nashville to clear a pair of 25-man roster spots, and Stern was then designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot for Loe. 
Edmonds, who had been sidelined by a left rib-cage strain, is in the lineup for Game 2 of Milwaukee’s series against the Marlins but he’s hitting seventh. Catcher George Kottaras is hitting in the two-hole. 
Here’s the full lineup:
Rickie Weeks  2B
George Kottaras  C
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Corey Hart  RF
Jim Edmonds  CF
Alcides Escobar  SS
Dave Bush  RHP
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Edmonds expected back Monday from DL

MILWAUKEE — After speaking with him before Thursday’s series finale, Brewers manager Ken Macha was optimistic about Jim Edmonds’ chances of returning on Monday, when he is eligible to come off the disabled list.

 

Edmonds, who has been on the DL since May 18 with a left oblique strain, did some soft toss and took some swings in the batting cage before Thursday’s game. Macha also noted Edmonds will be out for early batting practice on Friday.

Edmonds return will likely mean the departure of a member of the Brewers’ bullpen, but Macha was not ready to speculate about the move just yet.

“We’ll wait for that when it gets there,” Macha said.

The news of Edmonds’ progress was particularly good for the Brewers considering the uncertainty regarding his return just a few days ago.

When asked about Edmonds during the Minnesota series over the last weekend, Macha said he thought there may be a chance Edmonds would not be back when he was eligible to return on May 31.

“That’s encouraging,” said Macha, referring to Edmonds’ progress. “He’s feeling optimistic, so I trust Jimmy because he let me know at the beginning of the year. He said, ‘I’ll be ready.'”

– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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Braun out; Edmonds hitting third

Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers’ starting lineup tonight, a day after he was struck in the left elbow by a Tommy Hanson pitch in Monday’s loss to the Braves. That’s bad news for Brewers manager Ken Macha, who said last night that he expected Braun to be able to play. 

We’ll update Braun’s health as soon as the clubhouse opens this afternoon. For now, he’s the lineup for Game 2 of the series:

Rickie Weeks  2B

Jody Gerut  LF
Jim Edmonds  CF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Gregg Zaun  C
Corey Hart  RF
Alcides Escobar  SS
Dave Bush  RHP
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Edmonds back in starting lineup

Outfielder Jim Edmonds is back in action for the Brewers tonight for the first time since last Wednesday, when he tweaked his back in the 13th inning of an eventual loss to the Pirates. Edmonds was hurt sliding into second base on a successful steal and said he further inflamed the injury when he slid home — unsuccessfully — trying to score the winning run. 
Edmonds, first baseman Prince Fielder and catcher George Kottaras give the Brewers three left-handed hitters against Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley. Lefties are hitting .383 against him this season and slugging .660. Right-handed batters are only hitting .231 and slugging .365 against the 2009 All-Star. 
Here’s the lineup:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Carlos Gomez  CF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Jim Edmonds  RF
Alcides Escobar  SS
George Kottaras  C
Doug Davis  LHP
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Edmonds banged up in loss

Brewers outfielder Jim Edmonds injured his back in Wednesday’s 14-inning loss to the Pirates and will be evaluated again Thursday before the start of a three-city road trip. 
 
The Brewers almost won the game in the bottom of the 13th inning, when Edmonds walked and stole a base for the first time since 2008. But Edmonds tweaked his back sliding into second, manager Ken Macha would learn later, and was slow rounding third on Alcides Escobar’s single to left field.
Pirates outfielder Lastings Milledge did not make a good throw, but it three-hopped home where catcher Ryan Doumit had the plate blocked. Edmonds opted to slide instead of lowering his shoulder, and he was out. 
“When he came back in, he told Roger [Caplinger, the team's head athletic trainer] that he was hurt,” Macha said. “I didn’t think the ball beat him. Maybe a little ‘jar’ of the catcher, and he doesn’t catch it.”
Macha figures that Edmonds’ sore back slowed him in right field during the next half-inning, when Pittsburgh’s Garrett Jonez hit a go-ahead double into the corner. Edmonds was slow pursuing the baseball and made a poor throw back to the infield. Had the Brewers forced a 15th inning, Macha would have sent his backup catcher — George Kottaras — out to right field. 
Edmonds was receiving treatment after the game in an area of the clubhouse off-limits to reporters. 
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Kottaras, Hart back in lineup

With lefties taking the mound on both sides, Jim Edmonds and Gregg Zaun will take a seat tonight in favor of Corey Hart and George Kottaras in right field and at catcher, respectively.

The right-handed Hart gets the nod over Edmonds, a lefty, with left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly making his 2010 debut for the Cubs tonight. Kottaras will start behind the plate for the Brewers to catch Brewers lefty Doug Davis.
Here’s the lineup:
Rickie Weeks   2B
Carlos Gomez   CF
Ryan Braun   LF
Prince Fielder   1B
Casey McGehee   3B
Corey Hart   RF
Alcides Escobar   SS
George Kottaras   C
Doug Davis   LHP
– Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

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Edmonds starts again

Coming off a four-hit game against the Pirates, Jim Edmonds is back in the Brewers’ lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the Cubs. Chicago righty and longtime Brewer-killer Ryan Dempster will have to contend with a Milwaukee club that has scored 47 runs during its four-game winning streak. 

(One more Edmonds note: His four hits on Thursday matched a career-high. It was the 21st four-hit game of his career and his first since April 2007, against the Brewers for the Cardinals.)
Here’s the lineup:
Rickie Weeks  2B
Carlos Gomez  CF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Jim Edmonds  RF
Gregg Zaun  C
Alcides Escobar  SS
Jeff Suppan  RHP
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Pujols encouraged Edmonds' comeback

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By mid-January, Jim Edmonds had a pretty good idea that he wanted to make one last run at the Major Leagues after a full season away. Heck, he had just announced as much to a room full of Cardinals fans. 
Just to be sure, Edmonds called on an old teammate to hit the batting cages in suburban St. Louis. It was about Day 3 of their early-morning swing sessions before Edmonds asked Albert Pujols what he thought. 
“He said I was crazy not to try it,” Edmonds said. 
Three months later, Edmonds is back in the Major Leagues with the Brewers. He signed a Minor League deal in late January, won a roster spot in Spring Training and has emerged as much more than an extra outfielder. Edmonds has started five of the Brewers’ first seven games including two weekend starts against Pujols and the Cardinals. He was back in center field on Monday against another former employer, the Cubs. 
This isn’t exactly what Pujols had in mind when he encouraged his old teammate to launch a comeback. 
“I hate to see him playing against us in the division,” Pujols said. “He’s always going to be a Cardinal forever.” 
But Edmonds is a Brewer now, and he’s among the most veteran players in the game. In baseball, 39-year-old outfielders are rare, and only four position players older than Edmonds have appeared in the Majors so far this season: Forty-two-year-olds Omar Vizquel and Matt Stairs and 40-year-olds Brad Ausmus and Ken Griffey Jr. 
Edmonds will turn 40 on June 27. 
“That’s seasoned,” Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder said with a big smile. “To do what he’s doing, that’s a gift.” 
For more on Edmonds’ comeback with the Brewers and a look back at some of his defensive gems, check out my story on Brewers.com later today. 
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Edmonds back in CF for Wrigley opener

Gregg Zaun is back behind the plate for the Brewers today, but otherwise it’s the same lineup as the one manager Ken Macha sent against Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals on Sunday night. Here’s how the Brewers will go after Ryan Dempster this afternoon in the Cubs’ home opener:

Rickie Weeks  2B

Jim Edmonds  CF
Ryan Braun  RF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Corey Hart  RF
Gregg Zaun  C
Alcides Escobar  SS
Doug Davis  LHP
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Edmonds starts in center

Eight-time Gold Glove-winning center fielder Jim Edmonds will make his first Brewers start there tonight, as the Brewers try to avoid a three-game Cardinals sweep on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. George Kottaras, as expected, is behind the plate. 

Here’s the lineup courtesy of the Brewers’ John Steinmiller:

Rickie Weeks  2B

Jim Edmonds  CF
Ryan Braun  LF
Prince Fielder  1B
Casey McGehee  3B
Corey Hart  RF
George Kottaras  C
Alcides Escobar  SS
Randy Wolf  LHP
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