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Tommy Edman sat out most of July due to a wrist injury but was otherwise a lineup regular for the Cardinals again in 2023. The team as a whole took a major step back, but the veteran utility man largely looked like himself with a .248/.307/.399 slash line in 137 games, which is only slightly worse than his figures from 2022. Edman's run total dropped to 69 last season after two straight years over 90, but his 13 homers, 27 stolen bases and 47 RBI were comparable to the prior campaign, especially since he played in 16 fewer contests. He split his playing time evenly between shortstop, second base and the outfield, as his versatility remains a boon for both the Cardinals and fantasy managers. Edman batted .259 and has averaged 12 homers, 30 stolen bases, 53 RBI and 85 runs across the past three seasons, and a similar campaign likely awaits in 2024 given his consistency during that span.

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2023 3572.6 69 13 47 35 27 .248
2022 439.52.9 95 13 57 46 32 .265
3y Avg. 414.52.8 85 12 53 40 30 .260
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Return not imminent

    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Sunday that Edman (wrist) will need to be ready to play all his defensive positions and have his proper timing at the plate before completing his minor-league rehab assignment and being activated from the 60-day injured list, Wilson Truong of KMOX News Radio reports. The 29-year-old began a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield last week but has exclusively played at designated hitter in his first four games, and Edman will need to see significant action in the field before joining the Cardinals. He has yet to see major-league action this season while recovering from offseason wrist surgery, and his rehab has been bumpy due to setbacks and other minor injuries. Given the length of his absence, Edman will likely need a couple more weeks in the minors to get up to speed, putting him on track to return in late July or early August.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Beginning rehab assignment Tuesday

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol confirmed Sunday that Edman (wrist) remains on track to begin his minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Tuesday, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Edman's surgically repaired right wrist apparently responded well to batting practice sessions in Springfield on Friday and Saturday, with the latter being a live session against rehabbing right-hander Riley O'Brien (forearm). Unless Edman experiences another setback with his wrist in the next day, he'll see his first game action of the season Tuesday. Edman will presumably remain on his rehab assignment throughout the week before the Cardinals reassess his status coming out of the All-Star break.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Taking BP with Double-A affiliate

    Edman (wrist) will take live batting practice Friday and Saturday at Double-A Springfield, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. If that goes well, Edman should be cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Springfield. Edman was recently set back a few days by a sprained ankle, but that appears to be a non-issue now. The Cardinals had been hoping to get Edman back prior to the All-Star break, but it's possible the little hiccup with the ankle last week will convince the club to push Edman's return back until the start of the second half. He's been out all season while recovering from wrist surgery.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Ankle injury not considered serious

    Manager Oliver Marmol said Saturday that Edman (wrist) was able to field grounders again Friday without any problems with his sprained ankle, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Marmol added that Edman remains on track to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield or Triple-A Memphis sometime next week, barring any setbacks. The 29-year-old infielder has spent all season on the injured list, so an extended stint in the minors will likely be necessary, though it's still possible he'll be able to rejoin the big-league club before the All-Star break.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Sprains ankle in workout

    Edman (wrist) sprained his ankle while fielding grounders Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The injury isn't viewed as a major setback, but it's not ideal after Edman had finally been making some real progress in his recovery from right wrist surgery. The Cardinals had been hopeful that Edman would be ready for a rehab assignment soon, and while that still could be the case, the ankle issue could delay him a few days.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Closing in on rehab assignment

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Monday that Edman (wrist) could begin a rehab assignment soon, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. Edman has taken live at-bats from both sides of the plate in recent days and his surgically repaired right wrist has responded well. Since he's resided on the injured list all season, the 29-year-old would presumably require an extended minor-league rehab assignment before being activated, but he's tracking toward a return to the Cardinals before the All-Star break.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Taking on-field BP

    Edman (wrist) will take batting practice on the field at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The switch-hitting Edman was recently cleared to hit from both sides of the plate and will now progress to taking on-field BP for the first time since last October's right wrist surgery. Edman's progress from the operation has been slow and involved numerous starts and stops, but he's been trending in a positive direction for the last few weeks and he might not be far off from a rehab assignment.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Taking BP from left side

    Edman (wrist) has been cleared to take batting practice from the left side of the plate, John Denton of MLB.com reports. It's the first time the switch hitter has taken BP from the left side since he experienced complications in his recovery from right wrist surgery. While the step is an important one, Edman does not appear close to beginning a rehab assignment just yet.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Takes soft toss Monday

    Edman (wrist) took soft toss Monday as he continues his hitting progression, Daniel Guerrero of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Edman has gone from tee work to soft toss and will progress to facing live pitching once he's ready for the next step. The switch hitter is being slow-played following complications in his recovery from right wrist surgery and still appears to be pretty far off from beginning a rehab assignment.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Remains limited to tee work

    Edman (wrist) remains limited to tee work, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. He has been cleared to up the intensity of his workouts, but Edman's progress remains, at best, slow, with no return date in sight. The switch hitter was transferred to the 60-day injured list earlier this week, so he's officially not eligible for activation until late May.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Moves to 60-day IL

    The Cardinals transferred Edman (wrist) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday. Edman has been on the IL all season while working his way back from October surgery on his right wrist. The 28-year-old has resumed taking swings from both sides of the plate without incident, but since he has yet to be cleared for full baseball activities, the expectation was that he would still need at least a few more weeks to finish up his rehab program. With that in mind, Edman's move to the 60-day IL doesn't come as surprise, and his potential timeline for a return won't be dramatically affected as a result. He won't be eligible to make his 2024 Cardinals debut until May 24.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Increasing baseball activities

    Edman (wrist) is slated to take full swings off a tee Saturday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. Edman recently progressed to hitting from both sides of the dish after initially being limited to the right side as he recovers from right wrist surgery. He was also seen tracking flyballs during batting practice Friday, per John Denton of MLB.com. Edman still appears far away from a rehab assignment, but the 29-year-old is steadily progressing.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Tee work from both sides of plate

    Edman (wrist) took swings off a tee from both sides of the plate last week, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Edman had been limited to hitting only from the right side due to lingering concerns about his surgically repaired right wrist. However, he's now progressed to hitting from both sides of the dish and has done so without any soreness. Edman will continue a hitting progression as tolerated and appears far off from a return, but he's progressing.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Begins taking dry swings

    Edman (wrist) was scheduled to begin taking dry swings Monday and is expected to advance to tee work Tuesday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. His recovery from offseason surgery on his right wrist has put Edman on the shelf to begin the 2024 campaign, but he recently received clearance to begin ramping up his activity. While he's still in the early stages, Edman will at least start taking some cuts and making contact with baseballs beginning Tuesday. The 28-year-old should play close to every day for St. Louis once healthy after exceeding 500 plate appearances each of the last three years.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Ramping up rehab program

    Cardinals manager Oli Marmol said Friday that Edman (wrist) will ramp up his rehab process Monday, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Edman was shut down during spring training after experiencing lingering pain in his surgically repaired right wrist. He started the season on the 10-day IL and has not yet been cleared for most baseball activities. Starting Monday, Edman and Dylan Carlson (shoulder) will hit off a tee and against soft-toss throws from coaches in the first step of their rehab process. With the Cardinals last season, Edman slashed .248/.307/.399 with 13 home runs and 47 RBI over 528 plate appearances.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Cleared to begin baseball activity

    Edman (wrist) was cleared by a doctor Monday to begin baseball activities, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. It's certainly good news, although Edman will basically be re-starting the equivalent of a spring training ramp-up from square one, so it will be a while before he returns. That's assuming things go well with the ramp-up, of course, which was not the case previously. Victor Scott has been filling in for Edman in center field but is off to just a 3-for-36 start at the plate.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Still shut down from most activity

    Edman (wrist) said Thursday that while he got "generally good news" from his MRI on Wednesday, he remains shut down from most baseball activities, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Edman will have another exam on his right wrist Monday, and he could be cleared to begin ramping back up next week if he receives a positive report. The 28-year-old is now six months removed from what was supposed to be a relatively minor surgery, but he has been unable to get over the hump in his recovery.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Moves to injured list

    The Cardinals placed Edman (wrist) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. It's been known for nearly two weeks that Edman would be starting the season on the injured list, and the move is now official just ahead of Opening Day. The 28-year-old has been taking part in baseball activities, but it's unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined. Prospect Victor Scott will begin the campaign as St. Louis' primary center fielder with Lars Nootbaar (ribs) and Dylan Carlson (shoulder) also on the shelf.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Opening season on IL

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Thursday that Edman will open the season on the 10-day injured list after being shut down again due to lingering pain in his surgically repaired right wrist, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Edman will still be able to do some defensive drills and throwing, but he'll be shut down from swinging a bat for a least one week while the Cardinals wait for him to knock out all of the discomfort in the wrist. Though Marmol confirmed the 28-year-old will be headed to the IL, a clear timeline for Edman to make his season debut hasn't been made available. Dylan Carlson still seems to be the favorite to open the season as the primary center fielder for St. Louis, but prospect Victor Scott is breathing down his neck.
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  • Cardinals' Tommy Edman: Encouraged after multiple opinions

    Edman said Saturday that the nagging pain in his surgically repaired right wrist is "more inflammation than structural" following second and third opinions from doctors, John Denton of MLB.com reports. The switch-hitter has had to be shut down twice this spring due to lingering pain when he bats right-handed and is expected to begin the season on the injured list. However, while it's not yet clear what the steps will be in Edman's rehab, he's confident he will not be sidelined long. The Cardinals are expected to use Dylan Carlson in center field while Edman is on the shelf.
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