Cardinals CF Tommy Edman shut down, IL stint expected

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St. Louis Cardinals projected starting center fielder Tommy Edman is expected to start the regular season on the injured list with continued wrist discomfort.

Edman, 28, had inflammation in his right wrist last season and underwent surgery in October. He will not participate in any hitting activity for at least a week, according to manager Oliver Marmol.

Able to play all over the field on defense, Edman has been used mostly as a second baseman in the major leagues but played 42 games in center field last season. He was expected to get a permanent outfield role with Masyn Winn and Brandon Crawford set to take over at shortstop.

In 596 career games, all with the Cardinals over the past five seasons, Edman is a .265 hitter with 53 home runs and 222 RBIs. He won a Gold Glove Award at second base in 2021.