Centerfielder Jim Edmonds is making a comeback. After an ill-fated 2009 when his wife died of a cocaine overdose and he spent most of the rest of it recuperating from that, Edmonds is back in baseball.
The Milwaukee Brewers are taking a flier on Edmonds hoping he can help the team. A good move in my opinion if only because they’re getting him on the cheap.
The Gold Glove centre-fielder, making a comeback after taking the 2009 season off, had his minor league contract purchased Thursday, giving the 39-year-old a spot on the 40-man roster.
The move put US$850,000 in Edmonds’ pocket, with the ability to make up to $1.75 million in bonuses.