Thomson ReutersMay 15, 2013 17:33
MLB Team Report - New York Mets - INSIDE PITCH
Seeking offense, the Mets shored up their outfield Monday by signing outfielder Rick Ankiel to a big-league contract.
Ankiel, whom the Astros cut last week, arrived at Busch Stadium about two hours prior to Monday's game, then started in center field batting seventh. His arrival was so fresh that he did not even have his own bat and glove, borrowing that gear from catcher John Buck and pitcher Jon Niese, respectively.