Cardinals, Ankiel agree to one-year contract
ST. LOUIS -- Outfielder Rick Ankiel and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a one-year contract worth $2,825,000 Thursday, avoiding arbitration.
The agreement was at the midpoint between the $3.3 million Ankiel asked for when the sides exchanged figures last month and the $2.35 million St. Louis had offered. A hearing had been scheduled for Thursday in Phoenix.
Ankiel made $975,000 last year, when he hit .264 with 25 home runs and 71 RBIs in a season shortened by a hernia operation in ...
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