ST. LOUIS (AP) -Rick Ankiel returned to the major leagues Thursday - as an outfielder.
Three years after flopping in his attempt to rejoin the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher, Ankiel rejoined the team before Thursday night's game against San Diego.
Ankiel was hitting .267 with 32 homers and 89 runs batted in 102 games at Triple-A Memphis. He also struck out 90 times and had a .314 on-base percentage.

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