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
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.