It’s official….Jim Hendry announced moments after Wednesday night’s game, during a press conference, that the Cubs have agreed to a contract with outfielder Jim Edmonds. Felix Pie was optioned down to Triple-A and will join the I-Cubs in Round Rock on Thursday.
Updated – 12:12am C.T. – According to a report in the Tribune, Jim Edmonds will be in a Cubs’ uniform and in the starting lineup for Thursday’s game against the Padres. Update – Edmonds signed a 1-year deal with the Cubs worth $284,000….the prorated amount of the Major League minimum according to a report in the Tribune.
Thursday’s game is likely the only one Jim Edmonds will start for the remainder of the homestand. Reports have indicated Lou Piniella will platoon Edmonds with Reed Johnson….the Pirates are scheduled to start all lefties in the 3-game weekend series.