Rick Ankiel has retired from baseball


Rick Ankiel is done with baseball. The former pitcher turned outfielder did not sign with a team this winter.

Ankiel, 34, was believed to be seeking a contract to play in 2014.

Initially, Ankiel came up as a pitcher making 51 appearances – 41 starts. He finished that portion of his career with a 3.90 ERA and 1.36 WHIP from 1999-2004.

After injuries forced him to give up pitching he became an outfielder. He returned to the majors in 2007 and finished his time as a hitter with a .240/.302/.422 line with 76 home runs and 251 RBI. His best season came in 2008 when he hit .264 with 25 home runs and a career best 71 RBI.


Ankiel is believed to be seeking a job in someone’s front office.

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