Edmonds takes big step to playing in opener

Updated: March 25, 2007, 6:12 PM ET
Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds took a big leap toward being ready for Opening Night, playing in his first spring training game Sunday.

Edmonds hit second in the batting order, drawing a walk and grounding out in a 6-5 loss to Baltimore. He was replaced in the top of the fourth inning by Skip Schumaker.

An eight-time Gold Glove winner, Edmonds has spent the spring recovering from offseason shoulder and toe surgeries.

"It was an easy ...

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