Cardinals' Edmonds files provisionally for free agency

Updated: November 2, 2006, 8:02 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Jim Edmonds filed provisionally for free agency Thursday, awaiting a decision by the team on his $10 million option for 2007.

St. Louis has until Nov. 11 to decide on the option. If the Cardinals decline, Edmonds would receive a $3 million buyout, payable as part of the deferred money in his contract, which he will receive each December from 2010-19.

Edmonds hit .257 with 19 homers and 70 RBI this year for the World Series champions, but ...

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