KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Royals outfielder Rick Ankiel and left-handed pitcher John Parrish, who both have missed more than 30 games because of injuries, will start minor league rehab assignments Tuesday.
Ankiel, a free agent who the Royals signed for $3.25 million in the offseason, has not started since April 24 because of a pulled right quadriceps. He pinch hit twice May 1-2, striking out both times, before going on the disabled list with a .210 batting average in 19 games.
Parrish, who did not pitch last season after having shoulder surgery, has not pitched since April 24 because of rotator cuff inflammation. He was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in nine relief appearances when he went on the disabled list.
Both players will report to the Royals' Triple-A affiliate in Omaha.