Reds Acquire Jim Edmonds

The Reds acquired Jim Edmonds from the Brewers for outfielder Chris Dickerson, according to the team.  Reds GM Walt Jocketty continues to reacquire favorites from his time with the Cardinals.  Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel tweets that the Reds won the claim on Edmonds despite another team making an attempt.  That means the Phillies, Cardinals, and Giants passed.  Jocketty and Brewers GM Doug Melvin matched up on a trade exactly one year ago, when the Brewers purchased David Weathers from the Reds.

Edmonds, 40, sat out 2009 and signed a minor league deal with the Brewers in January.  He hasn't shown much rust, hitting .286/.350/.493 in 240 plate appearances.  Edmonds has been shielded from lefties somewhat, but he'll make a nice complement to right-handed bats like Jonny Gomes and Drew Stubbs.

Dickerson is currently on a rehab assignment in Triple A after surgeries on his hand and wrist.  The 28-year-old is a solid return for less than two months of Edmonds.  He won't be arbitration-eligible until after the 2011 season, a big factor for the Brewers according to Melvin.  Before the 2009 season, Baseball America ranked Dickerson 12th among Reds prospects, praising his athleticism. 

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