Baseball: Padres place Edmonds on 15-day DL
SAN DIEGO — Center fielder Jim Edmonds was placed on the 15-day disabled list today, meaning he'll miss his first opening day with the San Diego Padres.
Edmonds strained his right calf in a spring training game on March 6. The DL move was retroactive to March 21, meaning he'll be eligible to return next Saturday.
The Padres open the regular season at home Monday night against the Houston Astros.
With Edmonds sidelined, Scott Hairston is scheduled to start in center field on Monday night and Paul McAnulty will start in left. Hairston had been in the mix in left field before Edmonds was hurt.
The 38-year-old Edmonds was obtained in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals in December. He hit .252 with 12 homers and 53 RBIs last season, when he was coming off shoulder and toe surgeries. He has 362 home runs in 15 major league seasons.