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Ankiel out another week with ankle soreness

Mar 14, 2010, 3:59 PM EDT

Royals manager Trey Hillman told the Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton on Sunday that outfielder Rick Ankiel could require another week of recovery for his sore right ankle.  There’s no reason to panic just yet, but Ankiel needs all the work he can get.  The 30-year-old batted just .231 with a .285 on-base percentage last season and struck out 99 times in 372 at-bats.  He inked a one-year, $3.25 million contract this winter and is expected to start in center field for the Royals in 2010.

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