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Rick Ankiel    \an-KEE-uhl\

Richard Alexander Ankiel

Positions: Centerfielder and Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: July 19, 1979 in Fort Pierce, FL
High School: Port St. Lucie HS (Port St. Lucie, FL)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed August 28, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 23, 1999 (Age 20.035, 15,153rd in MLB history)   vs. MON 5.0 IP, 5 H, 6 SO, 2 BB, 3 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2000 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Nationals/Braves/Royals/Astros/... 1999-2013
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Last Game: June 8, 2013 (Age 33.324)   vs. MIA 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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  • 5-31 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel, Laynce Nix sitting: Washington Nationals OFs Rick Ankiel and Laynce Nix are both on the bench against a left-handed pitcher Tuesday, May 31. C Ivan...[+]
  • 5-24 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel activatedThe Washington Nationals activated OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 24....[+]
  • 5-23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Have options at first base: Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse is likely to see the most time at first base with 1B Adam LaRoche (shoulder) on the disabled...[+]
  • 5-23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Adam LaRoche to DL: The Washington Nationals placed 1B Adam LaRoche (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 23. No corresponding move has...[+]
  • 5-23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel to begin rehab assignment: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) will start his rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg Monday, May 23, and could...[+]
  • 5-19 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel might return in a week: Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) is close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment....[+]
  • 5-18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel to begin baseball activities : Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) will take batting practice and participate in conditioning drills 'within a few days.'...[+]
  • 5-16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel takes BP: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) took batting practice for the first time Monday, May 16, since being injured and did...[+]
  • 5-16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel takes batting practice : Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) took part in batting practice before the team's game Monday, May 16. He will take...[+]
  • 5-13 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel healing slowly: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) is recovering slowly from his right wrist injury and he is not expected to come off...[+]
  • 5-7 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel placed on 15-day DL: The Washington Nationals placed OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 6, due to his sprained right wrist....[+]
  • 5-6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel still nursing wrist injury: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (wrist) had an MRI Friday, May 6, and it came back negative. He continues to miss time due...[+]
  • 5-6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | More on Rick AnkielWashington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (hand) had an MRI Friday, May 6, and should avoid a trip to the disabled list....[+]
  • 5-6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel, Mike Morse see doctor: Washington Nationals OFs Rick Ankiel (hand) and Mike Morse (knee) paid visits to the doctor Friday, May 6. Morse underwent an...[+]
  • 5-6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Lineup notes: As expected, Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (hand) is not playing Friday, May 6. OF Laynce Nix is batting cleanup, SS Alex...[+]
  • 5-5 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel may miss two more games: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (hand) is not yet participating in batting practice and will miss at least one more game,...[+]
  • 5-5 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel, Mike Morse not playing: Washington Nationals OFs Rick Ankiel (hand) and Mike Morse (knee) are not in the lineup Thursday, May 5. OF Jerry Hairston Jr....[+]
  • 5-4 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel out again: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (hand) is out again Wednesday, May 4. SS Jerry Hairston Jr. will play center field, while...[+]
  • 5-3 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel sitting : Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (hand) is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3, with SS Ian Desmond taking over the No....[+]
  • 5-3 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel banged up: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel (hand) had his right hand wrapped with an ice pack in the clubhouse Monday, May 2, after landing...[+]

News -- April 2011

  • 4-28 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel, Danny Espinosa record two hits: Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa and OF Rick Ankiel each went 2-for-4 in the leadoff spot and two-hole Thursday, April 28,...[+]
  • 4-25 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel resting: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel is taking the day off Monday, April 25, with OF Jerry Hairston Jr. starting in center field....[+]
  • 4-21 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel turning a corner: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel went 2-for-4 with a run scored, RBI and stolen base Wednesday, April 20, in the second game...[+]
  • 4-20 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | No interest in B.J. Upton for now: The Washington Nationals are not interested in Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. The Nationals...[+]
  • 4-19 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Not sold on Roger Bernadina: The Washington Nationals are not sold that OF Roger Bernadina can successfully serve as their everyday center fielder, which is...[+]
  • 4-18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Searching for center fielder: The Washington Nationals don't appear to be happy with OF Rick Ankiel serving as their full-time center fielder and are currently...[+]
  • 4-14 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Mike Morse back: Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse (illness) is returning to the lineup Thursday, April 14, and C Wilson Ramos is behind the plate,...[+]
  • 4-8 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel has three hits: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel collected three singles in a winning effort against the New York Mets Friday, April 8, according...[+]
  • 4-6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel scuffling during early going: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel was hitless in three at-bats with two walks and two strikeouts Tuesday, April 5, against the...[+]
  • 4-1 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel starts in CF, bats sixth: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel made the start in center field Thursday, March 31, against the Atlanta Braves, batting sixth...[+]

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  • 3-29 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Opening Day lineup on display Tuesday: Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman displayed his Opening Day lineup in the team's spring game Tuesday, March 29, according...[+]
  • 3-27 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel to start on Opening Day: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel will be the team's starting center fielder on Opening Day, reports Bill Ladson, of MLB.com....[+]
  • 3-25 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Two expected to platoon at CF: Washington Nationals OFs Rick Ankiel and Jerry Hairston Jr. are expected to share time at center field at the start of the season,...[+]
  • 3-23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel ticketed to start: Updating a previous item, Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel is expected to be named the starting center fielder over OF Nyjer...[+]
  • 3-22 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Center field job down to two?: An inside source believes the Washington Nationals' competition in center field is down to OFs Rick Ankiel and Nyjer Morgan, according...[+]
  • 3-19 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel is frontrunner for CF job: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel is the frontrunner for the starting center fielder job, reports Bill Ladson, of MLB.com. Ankiel...[+]
  • 3-14 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Platoon situation in center: Washington Nationals OFs Nyjer Morgan, Rick Ankiel and Roger Bernadina are battling for the center field job in camp, MLB.com's...[+]
  • 3-11 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Outfield still a question mark: The Washington Nationals are sorting out who will start in left and center field as spring camp continues, according to MLB.com's...[+]

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  • 2-21 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Four to work in CF: Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said OFs Jayson Werth, Rick Ankiel, Roger Bernadina and Jerry Hairston Jr., will see...[+]
  • 2-18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Three arrive: Washington Nationals OFs Rick Ankiel, Laynce Nix and Mike Morse arrived in camp Friday, Feb. 18, MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports....[+]

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  • 12-21 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel deal official: The Washington Nationals finalized their one-year deal with OF Rick Ankiel Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to MLB.com's Bailey Stephens....[+]
  • 12-20 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | More on Rick Ankiel's incentives: Updating a previous item, Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel can make $200,000 each for 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 plate appearances...[+]
  • 12-20 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel to compete in left field: Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel is expected to compete for playing time in left field next season with OF Roger Bernadina,...[+]
  • 12-20 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Nationals | Rick Ankiel signs: The Washington Nationals signed free-agent OF Rick Ankiel (Braves) to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with $1.25 million in performance...[+]

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  • 11-23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | No arbitration for players: The Atlanta Braves did not offer salary arbitration to 1B Derrek Lee, 1B Troy Glaus, OF Eric Hinske, OF Rick Ankiel or RP Kyle...[+]
  • 11-3 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | More on declined options: Updating previous reports, the Atlanta Braves declined RP Kyle Farnsworth's $5.25 million option and paid him a $250,000 buyout,...[+]
  • 11-2 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | Rick Ankiel, Kyle Farnsworth become free agents: The Atlanta Braves declined their 2011 options for OF Rick Ankiel and RP Kyle Farnsworth Tuesday, Nov. 2, making them free agents,...[+]

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  • 10-9 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | Rick Ankiel hits first postseason homer in Game 2 Friday: Atlanta Braves OF Rick Ankiel hit his first career postseason home run against San Francisco Giants RP Ramon Ramirez Friday, Oct....[+]
  • 10-7 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | Omar Infante to play third in Game 1: Atlanta Braves IF Omar Infante will play third base in Game 1 of the Division Series Thursday, Oct. 7, with IF Brooks Conrad starting...[+]

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  • 8-20 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | Rick Ankiel drives in three Friday: Atlanta Braves OF Rick Ankiel hit a bases-clearing triple in the ninth inning in a winning effort Friday, Aug. 20, according to...[+]
  • 8-19 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | Jason Heyward's RBI single is Wednesday winner: Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward hit a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning Wednesday, Aug. 18, according to The Associated...[+]
  • 8-2 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | Rick Ankiel hitless in first game with new team: Atlanta Braves OF Rick Ankiel was 0-for-3 in his first game with his new team Sunday, Aug. 1, according to The Associated Press....[+]

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  • 7-31 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel, Kyle Farnsworth traded: The Kansas City Royals have traded OF Rick Ankiel and RP Kyle Farnsworth to the Atlanta Braves for RP Jesse Chavez, OF Gregor...[+]
  • 7-31 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Braves | Rick Ankiel, Kyle Farnsworth acquired: The Atlanta Braves have acquired OF Rick Ankiel and RP Kyle Farnsworth from the Kansas City Royals for RP Jesse Chavez, OF Gregor...[+]
  • 7-23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | David DeJesus injured Thursday: Kansas City Royals OF David DeJesus (thumb) suffered a sprained thumb Thursday, July 22, and had to leave the game against the...[+]
  • 7-23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel activated: The Kansas City Royals activated OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 22, according to CBSSports.com....[+]
  • 7-22 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | David DeJesus injured Thursday: Kansas City Royals OF David DeJesus (hand, wrist) left the team’s game Thursday, July 22, with an apparent hand or wrist injury....[+]
  • 7-21 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel expected to return Thursday: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) is expected to come off of the disabled list Thursday, July 22, according to MLB.com's...[+]

News -- June 2010

  • 6-28 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel still not playing : Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) as not played in a game since suffering a setback during his rehab assignment at...[+]
  • 6-19 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel suffers setback : Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) has returned to Kansas City to receive treatment after tweaking his quadriceps...[+]
  • 6-5 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel to go on rehab assignment: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) is scheduled to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, June 8, reports...[+]

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  • 5-18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel to go on rehab assignment: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) will go on a minor league rehab assignment when he is ready, according to The Kansas...[+]
  • 5-12 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel improving: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) has been improving, and the team is hopeful he can return when he is eligible Tuesday,...[+]
  • 5-4 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel placed on DL: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) has been placed on the disabled list because of a strained right quadriceps muscle,...[+]

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  • 4-30 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel likely out all weekend: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) is likely to be out all weekend due to his strained right quadriceps, according...[+]
  • 4-30 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel misses game Thursday: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) missed his fifth straight game Thursday, April 29, with a strained right quadriceps,...[+]
  • 4-28 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel, Alex Gordon sitting Wednesday: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) and 3B Alex Gordon are both out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 28, according...[+]
  • 4-26 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel uncertain for Monday: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel's (quadriceps) availability for the game Monday, April 26, is uncertain after he mildly strained...[+]
  • 4-25 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Royals | Rick Ankiel has right quad strain: Kansas City Royals OF Rick Ankiel (quadriceps) left the game against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, April 24, in the fifth inning,...[+]

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  • 10-11 Baseball Musings: Heyward Hits: Jason Heyward becomes the first batter to reach base in the game as he singles to left off Madison Bumgarner with two out in the...
  • 10-3 Baseball Musings: Jay-Hey!: Jason Heyward triples home Rick Ankiel with two out in the bottom of the third to put the Braves on the board. The Phillies lead...
  • 10-9 Baseball Musings: A Four Game Series!: The Braves defeat the Giants 5-4 as the bullpen holds the Giants at bay for seven innings, and Rick Ankiel hits a ball into the...

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  • 8-20 Baseball Musings: One in Play: The Braves managed to put just one ball in play against Carlos Marmol in the top of the ninth as he tried to protect a 3-2 Chicago...

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