Rick Ankiel

CF / N.Y. Mets Mets / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

      Rick Ankiel announces retirement

      Former Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel has announced his retirement. Ankiel famously came up as a pitcher, but dealt with bouts of wildness. He resurrected his career as an outfielder, and hit .241/.302/.423 in 1,917 career at-bats. Ankiel played for the Astros and Mets last season.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Rick Ankiel remains in 'holding pattern'

      Free agent outfielder Rick Ankiel remains open to continuing his career, but has no prospects, per SB Nation. He said he is in a "holding pattern." Ankiel hasn't batted over .239 since 2008, bottoming out at .194 in 2013, though he remained a strong home run threat. He was designated for assignment by the Mets last June and has not played since.

    • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

      Rick Ankiel becomes free-agent

      Mets outfielder Rick Ankiel has decided to become a free-agent. The team designated Ankiel for assignment Saturday, and he will test his worth on the market. Ankiel hit .194/.242/.435 in 124 at-bats between the Astros and the Mets. He struck out 57 times.

    • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

      Mets to part ways with Rick Ankiel

      The Mets announced after Saturday's game that they would be designating outfielder Rick Ankiel for assignment. Ankiel entered Saturday's game in the top of 13th as a defensive replacement and received four at-bats, striking out three times, in a 2-1 loss. Ankiel finishes his Mets career with a .182 batting average and two home runs in 66 at-bats. He struck out 26 times.

    • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

      Rick Ankiel stays hot in Mets uniform

      Mets outfielder Rick Ankiel went 3 for 4 in Wednesday's loss to Cincinnati.Ankiel doubled twice and has four doubles in nine games since coming over to the Mets. Although he looked like toast with the Astros, he's hitting a robust .323/.364/.710 in the senior circuit.

    • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

      Rick Ankiel helping Mets

      Mets outfielder Rick Ankiel went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run Saturday in an 8-2 loss to the Cubs. Ankiel scored once and struck out once. He has hit safely in four-straight games and is batting .300 with two home runs in six games since joining the Mets.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Rick Ankiel hits first homer as Met

      Mets center fielder Rick Ankiel hit his first home run as a member of his new team Wednesday night in a 2-for-4 performance. The two-run homer represented all the New York scoring in a 4-2 loss to the Cardinals. Ankiel's home run was his sixth of the season after hitting five as part of the Astros earlier this year. He has hit .200/.243/.500 this year.

    • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

      Mets planning rotation in center field

      The Mets added another player to their carousel in the outfield Monday, signing free agent Rick Ankiel and immediately popping him into the starting lineup at center field. New York manager Terry Collins said Ankiel will be part of a platoon in center with the veteran slugger starting against right-handed pitchers and Juan Lagares taking over versus southpaws.

    • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

      Rick Ankiel starts after officially joins Mets

      The Mets agreed to terms with free agent Rick Ankiel and inserted the veteran outfielder into the starting lineup for Monday's game at St. Louis, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Ankiel, who started his career with the Cardinals, replaced Andrew Brown on the active roster after joining his fifth team since 2010.

    • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

      Mets discussing deal for Rick Ankiel

      Desperately seeking a spark in their stagnant outfield, the Mets have discussed a possible deal for free agent Rick Ankiel, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. Ankiel was released by the Astros last week after hitting just .194 with five home runs in 25 games. New York's outfield has been a sore spot this season as the team has lacked consistent production from the position and posted a collective .222 batting average, which includes a .182 mark from its center fielders. Overall, the Mets scored just 14 runs on their recent six-game homestand.

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