May 5, 2009
Cards outfielder released from hospital
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel was released from the hospital Tuesday, the morning after he crashed violently into the outfield wall.
Ankiel ran into the left-center field wall in the eighth inning of Monday's 6-1 loss to Philadelphia. He had an MRI exam Tuesday afternoon that showed a deep contusion and bruising of his right shoulder. The exam showed no structural damage and his playing status remains day-to-day.
The umpire ruled the play a catch.
In 24 games this season, Ankiel is batting .247 with two home runs and 11 RBI.