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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 slugged a three-run homer in the Nationals' 9-5 defeat of the Brewers on Sunday.
Rendon's three-run shot blew the game open in the bottom of the fifth inning. He's been swinging the bat well over the last couple of days and would seem very capable of a big push down the stretch. The 25-year-old is currently sitting on a disappointing .707 OPS. Aug 23 - 5:11 PM

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Anthony Rendon went 2-for-2 with an RBI double, a solo home run and two total RBI in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Rendon notched an RBI double as part of a three-run fourth inning, then cracked a solo home run in the seventh for the final run either team scored in the game. While this was a nice game, the second baseman is one of a slew of Nationals who have disappointed this season. He's hitting a limp .250/.335/.346 with two homers and nine RBI. Injuries have limited him to just 42 games in 2015.
Aug 22 - 11:41 PM

Anthony Rendon is in Thursday's lineup against the Rockies, batting second.

Rendon didn't start the previous two games, but he's said to be healthy. The 25-year-old is batting just .208 with a .573 OPS since coming off the disabled list.
Aug 20 - 5:19 PM

Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

He's a little sore but will be available off the bench. Danny Espinosa is at second base in Rendon's place.
Aug 7 - 3:45 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
2Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Michael Taylor
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Blake Treinen
6Felipe Rivero
7Doug Fister
8David Carpenter
9Aaron Barrett
10Craig Stammen