Former MLB star Jim Edmonds announced he is in the hospital and undergoing tests to see if he has coronavirus.
The former St. Louis Cardinals star posted series of messages on his Instagram account announcing the news. He said he’s waiting on the results now as to whether he has the virus or is just sick.
“Held off as long as I could,” Edmonds wrote. “I thought I was tough enough to get through. This virus is no joke #gethealthy. Waiting on tests now. PS: I didn’t know the swab could go that far in someone’s nose.”
The former Cardinals star posted a few photos of him in the hospital. The first photo showed him in a hospital gown with a facemask, while the second suggested he was getting an x-ray.
Here’s the post.
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Edmonds, 49, was one of the best outfielders during his run in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.
A four-time All-Star and eight-time Gold Glove-winner, Edmonds primarily played for the Los Angeles Angels and Cardinals.
However, he bounced around at the end of his career. He played for the San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds.
Our thoughts are with the Edmonds family and we hope for the best.