Ankiel Signs With Royals

Longtime St. Louis Cardinal Rick Ankiel does not appear to be a candidate for the fourth outfield spot.

General manager John Mozeliak said during the recent Winter Warm-Up that Ankiel is seeking a full-time job and the Cardinals are set with Matt Holliday in left, Colby Rasmus in center and Ryan Ludwick in right.
Ankiel was converted to an everyday player in 2007 and hit .231 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 372 at-bats last year.
Mozeliak said the 30-year-old Ankiel still has holes in his swing. He added it would be tough to get Ankiel enough at-bats to satisfy the player under the current scenario.
Jim Edmonds, who didn’t play last year, is among those under consideration for extra outfield spots.
Source: AP
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