ST. LOUIS — Former St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds has joined Fox Sports Midwest's broadcast team.
Edmonds replaces Cal Eldred, who was part of Fox Sports Midwest's Cardinals Live cast from 2009-12. Eldred has joined the Cardinals as special assistant to the general manager.
Edmonds will serve as an analyst on Cardinals Live pregame and postgame shows. The eight-time Gold Glove winner joins hosts Pat Parris and Jim Hayes, former Cardinals Al Hrabosky, Rick Horton and Chris Duncan, and play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin in the Fox Sports Midwest lineup.
Edmonds is scheduled to make his debut on the Cardinals Live pregame show on April 1.
"I'm excited to try something new and to be involved with Cardinals baseball," Edmonds said. "This gives me an opportunity to be around the organization, work with the group from Fox and provide fans different insight into the game."
"Jim is honest and insightful when talking about baseball and we expect he'll bring unique perspective to our shows," said Jack Donovan, Fox Sports Midwest's general manager and senior vice president. "We're eager to see him join Cardinals Live and I'm sure fans will enjoy hearing his insights."
Edmonds helped lead the Cardinals to six playoff appearances, including the 2006 World Series title, in eight seasons (2000-07).
In 2000 and 2004, he finished in the top five in National League Most Valuable Player voting. Edmonds finished his playing career in 2010 and lives in the St. Louis area.