|Cubs plan to sign Jim Edmonds|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 14 May 2008 11:22|
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said before Wednesday night's game that Edmonds was on his way to Chicago and must pass a physical before he can join the team.
An eight-time Gold Glove winner and four-time All-Star, the 37-year-old Edmonds strained his right calf in a spring training game on March 6 and started the season on the disabled list before being activated on April 5. A career .286 hitter, he was batting just .178 in 26 games with one homer and six RBIs.
Edmonds has also played with the Angels and Cardinals.
He had an $8 million salary this year, which is being mostly paid by San Diego. The Padres received $2 million from the St. Louis Cardinals when they acquired Edmonds on Dec. 15 for minor league third baseman David Freese.