Dan McLaughlin said on the Cardinals' television broadcast Wednesday that Rick Ankiel has retired from baseball.
Rick Ankiel stated in an interview on Sirius XM on Friday that he's still open to playing in 2014.
Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that free agent Rick Ankiel is willing to extend his career in 2014, even if that involves taking a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Rick Ankiel has elected to become a free agent.
Mets designated OF Rick Ankiel for assignment.
Rick Ankiel went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Rick Ankiel tripled and doubled twice against the Reds on Wednesday.
Rick Ankiel went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Cubs.
Rick Ankiel went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI but the Mets fell to the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that Rick Ankiel and Juan Lagares will platoon in center field.
Mets signed OF Rick Ankiel to a one-year contract.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Mets are "in talks on a deal" with outfielder Rick Ankiel.
Astros released OF Rick Ankiel.
Astros designated OF Rick Ankiel for assignment.