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Edmonds, who took the 2009 season and then decided he wanted to play again, hit .276 with 11 homers last year.

“He had an unbelievable career,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said. “He was just a great personality with tremendous baseball talent. He could fill a highlight reel. The impact he had during his tenure here _ we won a lot of baseball games. He was a key part of that. His legacy with the St. Louis Cardinals will end up being in line when you think about historic names.”

NOTES: Lance Berkman was among the position players who did report to Cardinals camp on Friday. Berkman signed am $8 million, one-year deal after splitting last season between Houston and the New York Yankees.