• With Ankiel gone, Pena embraces challenge of leading Astros

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 9, 2013
    Rick Ankiel was gone, and Carlos Pena was left alone. The Astros officially released outfielder Rick Ankiel today. But after Ankiel and his .194 batting average and 35 strikeouts in 62 at-bats were designated for assignment Monday, Pena was the only recognizable veteran position player left wearing an Astros uniform. At Minute Maid Park, Ankiel and Pena would pull their chairs close together, backs to the media, quietly picking apart another loss by a rebuilding team and trying to figure out answers to lo...
    Source: chron.com
    • Rick Ankiel released by Astros

      The Astros officially released outfielder Rick Ankiel today. He had been designated for assignment on Monday. When a player is designated, the team can either return him to the 40-man roster, trade him, place him on waivers or release him within 10 days…
      Source: chron.com

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