Former Cardinals outfielder Preston Wilson wonders why Jim Edmonds should have all the fun. So he, too, has announced that he plans to come out of retirement.
Wilson, who would be 35 in mid-season, was last seen with St. Louis is 2007 when he looked overwhelmed with a .219 batting average and a single home run in 25 games before he was knocked out for the season with knee problems.
He told ESPN that his knees are feeling much better and that he is hoping for a minor league contract with a chance to make a team out of spring training.
A career .264 hitter, Wilson had his best season with Colorado where he hit 36 homers, 43 doubles and led the National League with 141 RBI in 2003. He has also played for the Mets, Marlins, Nationals and Astros in 10 major league seasons.
Wilson hit .243 for the Cardinals down the stretch is 2006 after being let go by division rival Houston. He hit .200 in the playoffs and World Series to get a championship ring with St. Louis.