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Cardinals | Jim Edmonds announces retirement

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jim Edmonds (Achilles') formally announced his retirement from baseball Friday, Feb. 18, according to MLB.com's Matthew Leach. "After speaking with Dr. (George) Paletta (the Cardinals' team physician) and a number of doctors about the potential risk of future permanent damage, I have decided to retire," Edmonds said in a statement issued by the club. "Although I feel that I can still play and contribute, the risk of permanent injury is too much for me to chance. As much as I regret this announcement, I feel that it is for the best."

2011-02-18 10:28:57 | Source: MLB.com - Matthew Leach

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