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Astros part ways with OF Rick Ankiel

Updated: May 6, 2013, 7:12 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have designated outfielders Rick Ankiel and Fernando Martinez for assignment and reinstated outfielder J.D. Martinez from the disabled list.

Houston also selected the contract of outfielder Trevor Crowe from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday and recalled infielder-outfielder Jimmy Paredes from their top minor league team. Infielder Brandon Laird was also optioned to Oklahoma City.

Ankiel hit .194 with five homers and 11 RBIs, Fernando Martinez hit .182 ...

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