Nationals Release Rick Ankiel

The Nationals have released outfielder Rick Ankiel, the team announced. Washington designated the outfielder for assignment last week.

Ankiel, 33, signed a one-year, $1.25MM contract with Washington this past offseason. He appeared in 68 games as the Nationals' center fielder and posted a .228/.282/.411 batting line with five home runs in 171 plate appearances. The Yankees had some interest in Ankiel before acquiring Ichiro Suzuki.


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19 Comments on "Nationals Release Rick Ankiel"


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2 years 11 months ago

Can he pitch?

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

I assume he can as he was a pitcher before he became an outfielder.

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Jwick22
2 years 11 months ago

A rotation of huddy,ankiel and sheets!!! But its no longer the early 2000s

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Michael Brown
2 years 11 months ago

Cue Braves sign Rick Ankiel in 1, 2, 3…

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Jeff R
2 years 11 months ago

making room for Greinke?! the Nats can just take him with them when they leave Milwaukee…

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jeff watson
2 years 11 months ago

Ankiel was DFa’d 10 days ago to make room for Drew Storen.

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

Rangers will get Grienke…Nats have nothing worth offering.

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Jamespfunk
2 years 11 months ago

Nats wouldn’t trade for a rental player like Grienke unless he was coming cheap which he won’t. Rangers can have him.

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Thomas Rodriguez
2 years 11 months ago

Get on it Dodgers. No more of this Tony Gwynn Jr. nonsense

Guest
2 years 11 months ago

Good call, Ankiel is superior outfielder and a power hitter/clutch.

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The_Silver_Stacker
2 years 11 months ago

Ankiel’s highest OPS over the last 5 years (including this year) is a underwhelming .709 back in 2010 OUCH.

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FS54
2 years 11 months ago

yeah I am sure Rizzo signed him for that number.