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06/14/10 10:36 PM ET

Edmonds back where it all began

Jim Edmonds is back in Anaheim, back where his pro career started and he doesn't recognize a thing.

"Somehow, I've never made it back," the Brewers outfielder said. "But this place is so different that I don't even know what to think. Right now it's just another ballpark."

It's also part of his baseball history.

Edmonds was drafted by the Angels in 1988 and, starting in 1993, he hit .290 in seven seasons with the Halos. He was traded to the Cardinals in 2000 as part of a deal that landed the club Adam Kennedy.

Ten years later, Edmonds is with the Brewers and competing for playing time. The left-handed hitter could see action Tuesday when the Angels send Ervin Santana to the mound because the right-handed pitcher has dominated right-handed hitters this season, holding them to a .219 batting average.

In his last outing, Santana struggled, giving up four runs on seven hits in five innings against Oakland.

"I know that I didn't have my best stuff today," Santana said after the 6-1 loss to the A's. "I didn't have my command and fell behind in the count almost every time."

As for Milwaukee starter Dave Bush, he's had moderate success against the Angels but hasn't faced them since he was with the Blue Jays in 2004-05. In his last start against the Angels, Bush went 8 1/3 innings, giving up just one run on five hits while walking two -- both intentional -- and striking out four batters.

He could use another solid start against this AL foe. Bush, who has lost his last five decisions, is looking for his first win since April 20 at Pittsburgh.

Bush gave up four runs on six hits in six innings in his last outing, a start against the Cubs.

Brewers: Coffey to give it a go
Reliever Todd Coffey was eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Monday but was not ready. He is scheduled throw a bullpen session on Tuesday to test his bruised right thumb and could make a one-inning rehabilitation appearance for Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. He could be activated during the Brewers' weekend series in Colorado. ... Milwaukee is 3-4 in Interleague Play this season after going 5-10 against the AL last season. Overall, the Brewers are 87-104 against the American League. ... Former Brewers right-hander Jeff Suppan officially signed with the Cardinals on Monday and is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Mariners.

Angels: Cooking with Kendrick
Howard Kendrick owns a team-best .333 average with runners in scoring position and is on pace for a career-high 101 RBIs. That would exceed his 61 from last season, when he had a career-best 10 homers, batting .291. ... The Angels are 4-3 in Interleague Play this season and 131-105 overall against the NL. ... Since Kendry Morales left the lineup with his fractured left ankle, the Angels are 12-4 and batting .297 as a team with 84 runs, averaging 5.6 per game. ... The Angels have used 48 different lineups in 66 games this year. ... Top prospect Tyson Auer is batting .475 over his past 10 games for high Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

Worth noting
The Angels are 23-7 when Bobby Abreu bats third and 13-20 when he hits second. The Angels last season were 60-35 when Abreu batted third, 26-24 when he hit second. ... Angels catcher Jeff Mathis might rejoin the Angels in Chicago when they face the Cubs in a weekend Interleague series. He's been on the disabled list since suffering a hairline fracture in his left wrist on April 19. ... Eric Arnett, a right-handed pitcher selected 26th overall by the Brewers in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, was demoted to the Rookie Level Arizona League after going 0-7 with a 6.87 ERA in 12 starts at Class A Wisconsin. The Brewers announced the move on the same day their first-round pick in 2010, prep right-hander Dylan Covey, met the team at Angel Stadium.

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