The Astros’s experiment with veteran Rick Ankiel could be over.

The team designated the outfielder for assignment along with outfielder Fernando Martinez and sent infielder Brandon Laird back to Oklahoma City.

The team is bringing up outfielder Trevor Crowe and infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes from Oklahoma City and activating outfielder J.D. Martinez from the disabled list.

All three will be available for Tuesday’s game against Anaheim at Minute Maid Park.

For the Astros this season, Ankiel hit .194 in 25 games with five home runs and 11 RBI, Laird hit .200 in 11 games with two homers and five RBI and Fernando Martinez hit .182 with a homer and three RBI in 11 games.

J.D. Martinez, 25, who had been on the DL since April 20 due to a right knee sprain, hit .300 in five games while on a rehab assignment at Corpus Christi (AA) with a home run, five RBI and a .550 slugging pct. He appeared in 14 games (12 starts) for the Astros prior to going on the DL.

Crowe was hitting .300 in 29 games at OKC with two homers, 14 RBI and a club-best 11 stolen bases, which ranked second in the Pacific Coast League. A former first-round selection of the Cleveland Indians, Crowe, who has appeared in 205 Major League games, was signed by the Astros as a minor league free agent during the offseason.

Paredes, 24, entered Monday hitting a n OKC-best .376 in 29 games, which ranked 5th in the PCL. His 1.040 OPS was 7th in the league. Paredes, who has made starts at third base and in right field for the RedHawks this season, has also posted a .444 on-base-pct., drawing 14 walks in 29 games. He drew 22 walks in 124 games for the RedHawks in 2012.