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Anthony Rendon | Second Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rice
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Anthony Rendon (knee) was scratched from a rehab game at Double-A Harrisburg on Monday due to fatigue.
This is after he already had a scheduled day of rest on Sunday. It doesn't appear to anything to be alarmed about at this point, though, so we should still expect Rendon back with the Nationals by this weekend. He'll play both second and third base with the big club. Apr 27 - 6:08 PM

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Anthony Rendon (knee) said that he felt good after his first minor league rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg on Friday.

Rendon went 1-for-2 with a double and played five innings defensively at third base. He's scheduled to play seven innings on Saturday and then nine innings on Monday after an off-day Sunday. Barring any setbacks, he should rejoin the Nationals for their four-game series against the Mets in New York.
Apr 25 - 10:24 AM

Anthony Rendon (knee) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Double-A Harrisburg.

Rendon played three innings of an extended spring training game Tuesday and then five innings Wednesday, experiencing no discomfort in his knee. The young star third baseman should be ready to join the Nationals at some point in early May, after logging 25-30 rehab at-bats. He's been out all season because of a sprained left MCL.
Apr 22 - 4:30 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

Rendon played three innings of an extended spring training game Tuesday in Viera, Florida and felt fine. He'll play five innings Wednesday and then should be cleared for minor league action. The star third baseman is now making swift progress in his recovery from a sprained left MCL and is on track to rejoin the Nats around the beginning of May.
Apr 21 - 4:29 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Anthony Rendon (knee) threw from 100 feet on Sunday and will start hitting soft toss.

Rendon's recovery from his knee injury, which was suffered in early March on a diving attempt, has gone smoothly to this point. It's possible that he'll be ready to rejoin the Nationals in late April or early May. In the meantime, Yunel Escobar will keep on keepin' on as Rendon's replacement at third.
Apr 13 - 12:53 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Sunday that Anthony Rendon (knee) has begun taking light swings in extended spring training.

It's a good step in the right direction for Rendon, but it's still unlikely that he's ready to rejoin the Nationals lineup before the end of April. Yunel Escobar will continue to fill in at third base in his absence.
Apr 12 - 5:23 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee) still had some discomfort when doing side-to-side drills on Friday.

Rendon also did some modified groundball activities. That he's doing more activities is certainly good news, but that he still is feeling a bit of pain doesn't bode well for him being activated from the disabled list anytime soon. At this point, it seems unlikely that we'll see Rendon before the end of the month.
Apr 10 - 5:06 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee) began doing side-to-side movements on Wednesday.

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday that the next step is "modified groundball activities." Rendon is on the disabled list with a sprained MCL in his left knee and might not be able to join Washington's active roster before the end of April. Yunel Escobar has been filling in at third base.
Apr 9 - 10:31 AM

Nationals placed INF Anthony Rendon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a sprained left MCL.

Rendon recently received a third opinion which confirmed he will not require surgery on his sprained left MCL. He's expected to miss around three weeks, putting his return to the Nationals in late-April.
Apr 5 - 4:50 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Anthony Rendon (knee) is expected to miss about three weeks.

The best news here is that Rendon will not require surgery on his sprained left MCL. With rest and rehab, Heyman writes, Rendon should miss three weeks (give or take). The infielder injured his knee on March 9. Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said, "There's nothing seriously wrong, and it should remedy itself. Some turn the corner quickly and with other guys it takes a few weeks. But [Rendon] will be fine."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 1 - 2:19 PM

The third opinion on Anthony Rendon's left knee injury has confirmed an MCL sprain.

Rendon injured his left knee on March 9. It was initially thought to be relatively minor, but the strain kept him out of action in the weeks that followed. He sought a third opinion from Dr. Steven Singleton on Tuesday. Rendon will begin the season on the DL and once the strain starts to feel better, he'll ramp up his baseball activities. There is no current timetable for his return.
Apr 1 - 11:15 AM

Anthony Rendon will seek a third opinion from Dr. Steven Singleton regarding his knee injury.

It should be noted that Rendon, and not the team, has chosen to look for the third opinion. He saw Dr. James Andrews on Monday and a left MCL sprain was the confirmed diagnosis. Rendon has been dealing with this sprain since March 9 and is not expected to be ready for Opening Day. Yunel Escobar is tentatively slated to take his place at the hot corner, though Escobar has not played third since 2007.
Mar 31 - 3:30 PM

Anthony Rendon saw Dr. James Andrews on Monday to get a second opinion on his left knee.

Rendon suffered what was termed as a minor MCL sprain in his knee on March 9, but he continues to feel discomfort and went to Andrews to get some answers. The Nationals are still waiting on his diagnosis, but obviously they need to prepare themselves for the possibility that they will be without him for the early part of the season.
Mar 30 - 4:15 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee) did light jogging on Friday with an emphasis on lateral movement.

Rendon was testing his left knee as he's attempting to rehab from a minor MCL sprain that has shut him down since March 9. The young infielder has no issues when running straight ahead, but continues to have trouble when moving side to side. He still has his sights set on being a part of the Nationals lineup on Opening Day, and barring any setbacks that goal could be realistic.
Mar 27 - 10:21 PM

Anthony Rendon underwent another MRI Tuesday which showed that the MCL in his left knee is healing, but still sprained.

Rendon suffered a minor MCL sprain on March 9 and he's not back to 100 percent yet, as he told James Wagner of the Washington Post that he still felt something in the knee while doing rotational exercises. The Nationals haven't ruled out the possibility completely, but it's increasingly clear that Rendon will not be ready for the start of the season. Those who were considering Rendon as a late first-round or early second-round pick in mixed fantasy leagues might have to think twice.
Mar 25 - 11:13 AM

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1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
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S1Stephen Strasburg
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3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
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4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Rafael Martin
9Felipe Rivero
10Erik Davis