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• Rick Ankiel, who was designated for assignment and released by the Astros last week, signed a Major League deal with the Mets on Monday. He was in their starting lineup playing center field and batting seventh against the Cardinals.

"I am absolutely elated for Rick," manager Bo Porter said. "It's good for him and I think he'll be able to help their ballclub."

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• Rick Ankiel, who was designated for assignment and released by the Astros last week, signed a Major League deal with the Mets on Monday. He was in their starting lineup playing center field and batting seventh against the Cardinals.

"I am absolutely elated for Rick," manager Bo Porter said. "It's good for him and I think he'll be able to help their ballclub."

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Anthony Odoardi is a contributor to MLB.com.

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