If Edmonds, who turns 38 in June, is healthy all year, Black said, "Jimmy would like to play 135-145 games, maybe more."Added Black: "I'd like him to play. He's a good player. We're hoping Jimmy makes a speed recovery. I think walking is a little bit troublesome for him right now. His spirits are OK. He's bummed cause he was feeling so good physically and to have this pop up is frustrating for him." In 2006, Edmonds missed most of the final six weeks of the season with dizziness from a concussion after running into the wall trying to catch a ball. He had surgery during the offseason on his right shoulder and to repair ligament damage in his big toe. He appeared in 117 games last season. "Last year I really wasn't 100 percent, but I played hurt," Edmonds said. "That's what people don't understand, I'm going out there regardless of how I feel. That's my job." Maddux breezes: Greg Maddux said he was fine after getting hit in the left shin by Jarrod Saltalamacchia's ground ball in the second inning in Saturday's start against the Rangers. Maddux, a 17-time Gold Glove winner, still made the play and threw out Saltalamacchia for the final out of the inning. He then came back to pitch a scoreless third before retiring for the afternoon, having allowed one run on one hit with a strikeout. Maddux had an icepack on the shin in the clubhouse but doesn't expect any problems. He said his the overall physical conditioning of his legs has been a highlight for him this spring. "My legs feel better this spring," Maddux said. "My arches hurt last year but they've been fine this year. It has been easier for me to run." Staying home: Right-hander Tim Stauffer has been scratched from the China trip for exhibition games against the Dodgers next week because of soreness in his shoulder. "He's got a little bit of a cranky shoulder," Black said. "He was to pitch in Beijing, but it looks as if we're going to remove him from the trip. We'll shut him down a few days and then bring him up to speed." Stauffer had appeared in one Spring Training game, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, including two home runs. Sinisi injured: Padres outfielder Vince Sinisi suffered a fractured right wrist in the sixth inning of Saturday's game. Sinisi was hurt trying to make a diving catch on Ryan Roberts' bloop single. Sinisi is in camp as a non-roster player and was most likely expected to start the season at Triple-A Portland. The Padres weren't sure how long he will be sidelined.
Friars notes: Infielder Brian Myrow, who hit .354 in 2007 for Triple-A Portland, is hitting .545 in his first eight games with four walks for a .688 on-base percentage. ... The Padres' .340 batting average and .526 slugging percentage entering Saturday topped National League clubs, while their .429 on-base percentage led the Majors. ... The Padres are 3-0 against National League West opponents.Up next: Left-handers Randy Wolf and Wade LeBlanc are each scheduled to throw three innings Sunday against the White Sox at Peoria Stadium. Right-hander Jose Contreras will start for the White Sox.
Alan Eskew is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.