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Rumor Mill: Edmonds back in red?

Could Jim Edmonds be headed back to where it all began?

That's the rumor, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal who said Jimmy Ballgame has "intensified his workouts" following the news that Angels outfielder Vladimir Guerrero could be out for an extended period of time with a torn muscle.

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Edmonds in the 2004 NLCS 

Edmonds played for the Angels from 1993-99 before being traded to the Cardinals for Kent Bottenfield and Adam Kennedy. He was considered to be a soft player and a clubhouse cancer in Anaheim, which paved the way for such a lopsided deal.

In St. Louis he flourished with three seasons of 108 or more RBIs, five seasons of 29 or more homers, two top five MVP finishes and two World Series appearances. But, I forgot, he doesn't want people to talk about his time as a Cardinal anymore...

The darkhorse rumor is that Edmonds could sign with the Yankees to replace injured outfielder Xavier Nady. But New York had an outfield surplus before Nady was injured and simply solved its problem by increasing Nick Swisher's outfield playing time.