Jim Edmonds has strained lower leg

MILWAUKEE -- Cincinnati's Jim Edmonds injured his right leg running the bases after a solo home run in the second inning of the Reds' 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers and did not return to the field.

Edmonds hit a shot off Milwaukee starter Dave Bush, and began taking awkward steps just before he reached third base. He limped the rest of the way home and returned to the dugout.

Edmonds, who has made nine trips to the disabled list in his 17-year career, took a few awkward steps between second and third and limped badly into the dugout after his 393rd career home run.

"Something popped when I was running around the bases," said Edmonds, who has had a lingering Achilles tendon injury most of the season that started when he was with the Brewers. "It felt like it tore."

The Reds said Edmonds had a "strained right lower leg."

Edmonds started the season in Milwaukee before being traded to Cincinnati on Aug. 9.

It was Edmonds' second start since coming off the disabled list because of a strained right oblique.

He was playing at first base for Joey Votto, who was a late scratch because of a sinus infection. Miguel Cairo took Edmonds' place in the field.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.