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Anthony Rendon | Second Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rice
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Anthony Rendon clubbed his first home run of the season as the Nationals fell to the Mets on Sunday night in New York.
Rendon got the Nationals on the board with a solo homer in the first inning off Noah Syndergaard. He also added a pair of singles in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-4 to raise his season slash to .286/.363/.388. Aug 2 - 10:54 PM

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Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Rendon just returned from the disabled list on Saturday and it appears he'll be eased back into things. The Nats have Yunel Escobar at third base and Danny Espinosa at second Sunday.
Jul 26 - 10:56 AM

Nationals activated INF Anthony Rendon from the 15-day disabled list.

Rendon had been on the shelf since June 24 with a strained left quad. He has appeared in just 18 games this season in between stints on the disabled list, slashing .290/.375/.362 with no homers and five RBI.
Jul 25 - 3:11 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that it's "probably not likely" Anthony Rendon (quad), Jayson Werth (wrist) and Ryan Zimmerman (foot) will return this weekend.

All three are out on rehab assignments but will need a little more time before being activated. The Nationals haven't set clear timetables for any of the trio, although it would seem likely that they're all back at some point over the next week or so.
Jul 22 - 10:57 AM

Anthony Rendon (quad) went 1-for-2 with a single and played three innings at third base Monday in a minor league rehab game with High-A Potomac.

Rendon, out since June 24 with a left quad strain, began his rehab assignment on Saturday and got the day off Sunday. He's expected to play again Tuesday and is likely still a few days away from rejoining the Nationals.
Jul 21 - 11:23 AM

Anthony Rendon (quad) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Potomac on Saturday.

Rendon is scheduled to play third base because it's easier on his leg. He isn't expected to need too many games before he's cleared to return to the Nats lineup.
Jul 18 - 12:14 PM

Anthony Rendon (quad) was seen jogging in the outfield prior to Friday's game against the Orioles.

To this point, Rendon had been unable to run or field grounders, so this is a clear positive step forward for his rehab. His timetable to return should become more specific now that he's taken this step. Rendon will be out at least until after the All-Star Break, though it's unlikely that he returns immediately once the Nationals start up the second half of the season.
Jul 10 - 3:04 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Tuesday that Anthony Rendon (quad) is "still a few days away" from running and fielding grounders.

Rendon has been able to continue hitting since being placed on the disabled list last Friday. There won't be any news on his potential timetable until he's able to run. He's eligible to return just before the All-Star break but almost surely will be held back at least until the start of the second half.
Jun 30 - 7:09 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said that an MRI on Anthony Rendon's left quad showed a "pretty good change" from a healthy quad.

It's hard to decipher how serious the ailment is based on the comment, but obviously the strain appears to be significant enough to require a disabled list stint. Rendon can still swing a bat while he's out, but when he'll be cleared to run is up in the air. He's almost surely not going to return before the All-Star break.
Jun 26 - 5:29 PM

Nationals placed INF Anthony Rendon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a strained left quad.

Rendon has looked a little banged up for a few days and sat out Thursday's game. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but it's obviously a big blow for fantasy owners that have been without the infielder for all but 18 games this season. Danny Espinosa will handle second base while Rendon is out.
Jun 26 - 2:15 PM

Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Braves.

Danny Espinosa is at second base and Yunel Escobar will play third base as the Nats wrap up a series with the Braves. Rendon has some soreness in his oblique and left quad but should be back in action on Friday night.
Jun 25 - 12:45 PM

Anthony Rendon went a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

Rendon has worn out Braves starter Alex Wood in their matchups, and the same was true Tuesday. All four of Rendon's hits, all singles, came at Wood's expense, making him 12-for-17 (.706) in his lifetime against the southpaw. Rendon's RBI single in the first inning was just his fifth RBI in 17 games, and the four-hit night raised his overall line to .277/.368/.354. Rendon has taken a few games to get his sea legs under him, but maybe Tuesday's breakout is a sign of better things to come for the 25-year-old.
Jun 24 - 12:13 AM

Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Danny Espinosa is at second base in Rendon's place.
Jun 21 - 10:26 AM

Anthony Rendon went 0-for-5 and struck out three times Thursday against the Reds.

It's his first career three-strikeout game. Rendon is just 12-for-54 since coming off the disabled list, and he's still looking for his first homer. Plus, he's 0-for-2 stealing bases. He should get better, but this certainly isn't the Rendon of last year.
Jun 18 - 10:59 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 Thursday against the Cubs in his first game back from the DL.

Rendon started at second, but he played just an inning there before Yunel Escobar's injury moved him to third for the rest of the night. He was up at the plate for a fifth time in the bottom of the ninth when David Ross picked off Clint Robinson to end the contest.
Jun 5 - 12:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Michael Taylor
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Aaron Barrett
6Tanner Roark
7Felipe Rivero
8David Carpenter
9Craig Stammen