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Outlook grim for Edmonds to return to Reds

Outlook grim for Edmonds to return to Reds

DENVER -- Although he's doing what he can to return before the season ends, things don't look too optimistic for outfielder Jim Edmonds. Originally on the 15-day disabled list with what was listed as a strained right oblique, the 40-year-old revealed he has a tear in the muscle.

"I'm trying, but I have to let it heal," Edmonds said. "I don't really know the timetable right now. The swelling has finally come down, it's not as bad moving around. It's coming along. I've never really had a muscle tear before."

Edmonds has yet to pick up a bat and swing. Throwing isn't happening either.

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"I tried throwing the other day, but I couldn't," Edmonds said. "I'll try again in the next couple of days and see how it goes."

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