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Brewers add Edmonds to 40-man roster

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Veteran outfielder Jim Edmonds will get another shot at playing in the major leagues after the Milwaukee Brewers added him to their 40-man roster.

Edmonds, who was out of baseball last year after finishing the 2008 season with the Chicago Cubs, came to Brewers camp on a minor-league contract. The team selected him for its 40-man major league roster Thursday. Edmonds, 39, is expected to be a backup after the Brewers acquired centerfielder Carlos Gomez in an offseason trade with Minnesota.

The Brewers released lefthander Scott Schoeneweis, another veteran trying to make the team after coming to camp on a minor-league contract.

Milwaukee also returned lefthander Chris Capuano to minor-league camp, and placed third baseman Mat Gamel and righthander David Riske on the 15-day disabled list.

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