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Rick Ankiel

Status:
Not Active
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Left
Height:
6' 1"
Weight:
208 lbs
Age:
34
Born:
Jul 19, 1979
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Drafted:
1997 - round 2, overall by StL
AVG HR RBI OBP OPS
2013 Regular Season
.188 7 18 .235 .657

The New York Mets have signed outfielder Rick Ankiel and started him in center field against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Ankiel was designated for assignment by the Houston Astros last week and cleared waivers on Sunday. He hit .194 with five homers and 11 RBIs for the Astros, who had signed him to a $750,000, one-year deal.

The Houston Astros have designated Ankiel and Fernando Martinez for assignment and reinstated outfielder J.D. Martinez from the disabled list.

Ankiel hit .194 with five homers and 11 RBIs for the struggling Astros.

Ankiel drove in three runs and Justin Maxwell hit his first home run of the season, leading the Astros to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday in their first meeting as AL West rivals.

Five of Ankiel's eight RBIs are in the last two games.

Ankiel drilled a three-run jack Sunday in an 8-2 rout of the Rangers.

Ankiel will probably get some turns at DH for Bo Porter's bunch.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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