September 17, 2008

STLtoday - Notebook: Surgery for Ankiel

STLtoday - Notebook: Surgery for Ankiel: "Cardinals center fielder Rick Ankiel's season officially concludes today in Philadelphia when he has surgery to repair a sports hernia.

The club confirmed the procedure Tuesday, four days after Ankiel traveled to Philadelphia rather than accompany the team to Pittsburgh. Manager Tony La Russa habitually wrote Ankiel's name on the lineup card during the Pirates series but on Tuesday acknowledged there is no longer a need to send out diminished players."

... Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch explores the current condition of Rick Ankiel.