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ANKIEL WATCH

Sept. 12, 2005
Sept. 12, 2005

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ANKIEL WATCH

Edited by Mark Bechtel

Former pitcher Rick Ankiel, 26, is trying to make the Cardinals as an outfielder. How's he doing? SI's Ankielometer tells all.

This is an article from the Sept. 12, 2005 issue Original Layout

The Double A Springfield Cardinals closed their season with a whimper on Sunday, losing to the Arkansas Travelers, but Ankiel went out with a bang. He was 3 for 4 and hit his ninth and 10th home runs in his first multihomer game of the year. In 34 games at Double A, Ankiel batted .243 and knocked in 30 runs--a respectable showing for someone making the switch from pitcher to rightfielder, but not enough to convince the big club to make him a September call-up. As of Monday, St. Louis had no plans to add him to its roster.

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LAST TIME

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