Found January 17, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Free agent outfielder Rick Ankiel has signed a minor-league contract with the Houston Astros, MLB.com reported Thursday. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. Ankiel, 33, is best known for going from a struggling pitcher to an thriving outfielder with a dangerous arm with the St. Louis Cardinals. Last season, he struggled with the Washington Nationals, hitting .228 with five homers and 15 RBIs in 68 games.
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