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Mets sign outfielder Rick Ankiel

Updated: May 14, 2013, 1:15 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. LOUIS -- On pace for historically low production from their outfield, the New York Mets signed Rick Ankiel on Monday and intend to use him as part of a platoon in center field.

Ankiel, 33, started in center field and went 0-for-3 as the Mets fell 6-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

"Obviously I've played here in Busch Stadium quite a bit, so it's kind of ironic the first game back is here in St. Louis," Ankiel said before the game.

Ankiel was released ...

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