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Astros Sign Rick Ankiel

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by HammerDown, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. HammerDown

    HammerDown Well-Known Member Supporting Member Level 3

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    Not very exciting but the Astros have signed Rick Ankiel to a contract that will bring him to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee as a hitter and isn't eyeing a return to the mound. The deal reunites the veteran with manager Bo Porter, who was in Washington during Ankiel's time there. Ankiel also has a history with General Manager Jeff Luhnow from his playing days with the Cardinals.

    Astros Sign Rick Ankiel: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com