According to a report in the Chicago Tribune on Monday morning the Cubs are “exploring the possibility” of signing Jim Edmonds “according to some in the know“. The Padres designated Edmonds for assignment on Friday after a slow start to the season. Bruce Levine mentioned the possibility of the Cubs signing Jim Edmonds during his show on Saturday morning and described the team’s interest as being “luke warm“. Jim Edmonds hit just .178 with a .265 OBP in 26 games for the Padres with 2 doubles and a home run. The .286 lifetime hitter with a career .377 OBP has shown steady decline since 2005 and has spent a majority of the past two seasons on the DL.
The Tribune mentioned if the Cubs signed Edmonds, Felix Pie would be sent to Triple-A “for steady work”.
Peter Gammons mentioned last week that the Cubs were looking for a left-handed hitting outfielder to hit behind Aramis Ramirez in the middle of the line-up