The Jim Edmonds tour around the National League Central continues with a stop in Cincinnati. Over the last four years, Edmonds has played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and now the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds traded for the 40-year-old outfielder yesterday in exchange for fellow outfielder Chris Dickerson.


After missing the entire 2009 season, Edmonds was extremely solid in a Milwaukee Brewers’ uniform. He was hitting .286 with eight HR’s and a .350 OBP. He was also playing a spectacular outfield posting a total 6.4 UZR in right and center for the Brew Crew.

Edmonds will serve as a defensive replacement for Jonny Gomes and perhaps Jay Bruce in the late innings, as well as perhaps platooning with Gomes against right-handed pitching. Edmonds was hitting .293 versus right-handed pitching with the Brewers.

In exchange for Edmonds, the Brewers will receive Dickerson, who is an interesting player. Dickerson hit .275 with a solid .370 OBP in 97 games for the Reds last season. He also stole 11 bases in 14 attempts.

Dickerson has been limited to only 20 games in 2010 however because of a fractured right hand. Dickerson has been on the comeback trail and is batting .442 in Triple-A.

Dickerson will most likely serve as a fourth outfielder for the Brewers and he could find himself in a platoon with center fielder Carlos Gomez in 2011.

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