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Outfielder Edmonds agrees to deal with Cubs

Updated: May 15, 2008, 12:29 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Jim Edmonds wasn't out of work long. The Chicago Cubs agreed to a contract with the 37-year-old outfielder on Wednesday, five days after he was released by the San Diego Padres.

"Hopefully Jimmy still has something left and it was just a bad start," general manager Jim Hendry said.

Reed Johnson has played well in center and Hendry said Edmonds have to earn playing time in a platoon setup.

"The game is full of history of people that a lot of people were willing ...

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