Ankiel wants to return to Nationals

Ankiel wants to return to Nationals

MIAMI -- Nationals outfielder Rick Ankiel made it known recently that he wants to return to the Nationals next year. He believes their future is bright and he wants to be a part of it.

Ankiel, who is a free agent after the season, was a productive player once he recovered from wrist and rib-cage injuries.

"I would like to comeback. It was a lot of fun," Ankiel said. "I think more than anything, as a player who has been around, you want to win and this organization is definitely going in that direction. Looking at what they have coming and what this team can be, it would be a lot of fun."