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Jim Edmonds retires

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds

has announced his retirement at age 40.

Edmonds injured his right Achilles' tendon while rounding the

bases after a home run last September for Cincinnati and never

played again.

Edmonds signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals this

month and was still undergoing treatment. But team doctors told

Edmonds the injury was so severe he would not be medically cleared

to play, and that he could hurt himself even more,

The popular center fielder was a four-time All-Star and

eight-time Gold Glove winner in 17 seasons. He helped the Cardinals

win the 2006 World Series.

Edmonds said Friday that he felt it was best to retire now.

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