Former MLB All-Star Jim Edmonds hospitalized, tested for coronavirus

Former MLB All-Star Jim Edmonds hospitalized, tested for coronavirus

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Jim Edmonds has been hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms and is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star shared his experience Saturday on his Instagram Stories, writing: "Held off as long as I could. I thought I was tough enough to get through. This virus is no joke. #gethealthy."

Edmonds was released from the hospital and posted an update later Saturday from his home, saying in his Instagram Stories video that he is still awaiting his coronavirus test results but that he did test positive for pneumonia, which he said he had never had before.

"Trying to rest up and get better. Just wanted to thank everyone for their wishes," Edmonds said.

"I'm home, I'm feeling pretty good and I'm doing the best I can to rest up. Thank you again everyone."

The Cardinals tweeted: "Thinking of our friend, Jim Edmonds, and hoping he starts feeling better soon!"

Edmonds, an eight-time Gold Glove winner, helped lead the Cardinals to the 2006 World Series title. He played most of his 17-year career with the Los Angeles Angels and the Cardinals.

He currently works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest.

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Contributing: Jace Evans

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/03/28/jim-edmonds-former-all-star-hospitalized-being-tested-covid-19/2933550001/

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