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Anthony Rendon | Second Baseman | #6

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rice
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / WAS
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Nationals and INF Anthony Rendon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.
Rendon hit a disappointing .264/.344/.363 with five homers in 2015 during an injury-plagued season, but he'll still get a nice little raise. Now healthy, he could be in line for a bounce-back campaign in 2016. Jan 15 - 11:51 AM

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The Nationals plan to move Anthony Rendon back to third base next season.

Yunel Escobar was supposed to play second base this year but had to fill in at third when Rendon went down with a knee injury. Rather than move him back mid-season, the Nats opted to keep Escobar at third and install Rendon in a platoon with Danny Espinosa at second base. Shortstop Ian Desmond is likely to leave in free agency, which could open up a spot for top prospect Trea Turner in the Nats' middle infield. Former third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has settled in at first base.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Anthony Rendon had four hits, including a solo home run, across six at-bats but the Nationals still needed 11 innings to send the Phillies to a loss on Monday.

Rendon led off the game with a solo home run. His other three hits were singles and he was stranded each time. The infielder has multiple hits in three consecutive games and is riding a six-game hitting streak. On the season, Rendon is batting .287/.367/.398 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 278 plate appearances.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-0 victory against the Marlins.

Rendon started the scoring when he drew a bases-loaded walk in the third inning against Brad Hand. In the fourth, he knocked in a run with a single and later came around to score. Rendon has been hitting much better over the last few weeks, bringing his triple-slash line up to .277/.360/.378 along with four home runs, 20 RBI, and 34 runs scored.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

Rendon had two of the three hits his team tallied on the day. Predictably, they did not score in the game as they fell to 71-70. The second baseman is hitting a hum-drum .269/.352/.372 with four homers and 19 RBI over 234 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 09:48:00 PM

Anthony Rendon had a two-run double and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Rendon's two-run double in the third inning got the Nationals on the board, and he scored the third run of the game later in the inning. The double extended Rendon's modest hitting streak to 10 games, and he's hitting .375 (15-for-40) in that span. The good stretch has Rendon's overall line up to .268/.348/.366 as he continues to round into form after a number of injuries marred his first half.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 12:49:00 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 05:11:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 11:41:00 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.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 05:19:00 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.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 03:45:00 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.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 10:54:00 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.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 10:56:00 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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 03:11:00 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.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:57:00 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.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Jhonatan Solano
4Pedro Severino
5Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
3Chris Bostick
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3Trea Turner
4Brendan Ryan
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
3Logan Schafer
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6A.J. Cole
7Taylor Jordan
8Bronson Arroyo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Trevor Gott
5Oliver Perez
6Blake Treinen
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Rafael Martin
9Aaron Barrett
10Matt Grace
11Sammy Solis
12Nick Lee
13Nick Masset
14Aaron Laffey