Posted November 02, 2012 on stlcardinals.scout.com
If pitcher-turned outfielder Rick Ankiel decides to return to the mound, should it be as a St. Louis Cardinal?
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After making the switch from pitcher to outfielder years ago and having a modestly successful go of it, Rick Ankiel now is considering a return to the mound.

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Read the main article at TheCardinalNation.com about the possibility of Rick Ankiel returning to pitching and his long history as both a pitcher and outfielder. Then, vote here as to what you think Ankiel should do if he decides to take the mound again and how the Cardinals should react. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this...

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