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LaRussa: Ankiel not ready to come back

Updated: May 23, 2009, 12:23 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals outfielder Ryan Ludwick might return from the 15-day disabled list before Rick Ankiel, who was eligible to come back Wednesday.

Ankiel has worked out with the team the last three days, but manager Tony La Russa said Friday that the center fielder didn't appear close to coming back. Ankiel has a bruised right shoulder and overall soreness from a headfirst crash into the wall after running down a fly ball at the warning track earlier this month.

La Russa said Ankiel ...

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