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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, oblique) hit in a cage and took some grounders with the Nationals on Wednesday.
Rendon was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day with a sprained MCL in his left knee and he suffered a strained oblique in early May while rehabbing that knee injury. The Nationals will continue to take it slowly with the 24-year-old third baseman. He's eventually going to need a minor league rehab assignment and remains highly doubtful to debut before the end of May. May 20 - 4:37 PM

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Anthony Rendon (knee, oblique) reported to the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera on Thursday where he'll begin baseball activities.

They'll attempt with a slower progression for him this time around, beginning with fielding light ground balls. Aside from his left MCL sprain, he has also been battling a left oblique strain which shut down his recovery early in May. It's unlikely that he returns to the Nationals lineup before the end of May.
May 14 - 8:43 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee) will be shut down indefinitely after being diagnosed with a left oblique strain.

It's been a nightmarish start to the season for Rendon, who has been out all year with a left MCL sprain and now a strained oblique. The Nationals aren't sure how serious the oblique strain is at this point but hope to know more after the infielder is examined further on Tuesday. It's probably a safe bet that we won't see Rendon this month.
May 4 - 10:07 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee, side) has flown back to Washington, D.C. to have his injured left side examined.

Rendon has been dealing with an oblique issue for a week now while on a rehab assignment with his knee injury. More should be known shortly about how long this will set him back, but it certainly possible that he won't be returning to the Nationals anytime soon. Rendon had been hoping to be activated by now.
May 4 - 4:50 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee, side) is not in the lineup at Double-A Harrisburg on Monday.

He has now missed three straight games at Harrisburg with oblique discomfort. Rendon had been aiming to return from his late-spring knee sprain before the end of April, but he can now be ruled out for another week at least. If it's an oblique strain that he's dealing with -- as opposed to just discomfort -- Rendon might not debut until mid-to-late May.
May 4 - 3:01 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee, side) was a late scratch from the Double-A Harrisburg lineup on Saturday.

Rendon was penciled in at second base, but he's apparently still dealing with some soreness in his side. The 24-year-old infielder has been on the shelf at Harrisburg since Tuesday. He was placed on the disabled list prior to MLB's Opening Day with a left knee sprain and is now probably at least a week away from debuting.
May 2 - 5:50 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee, side) is back in the lineup for Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday night.

Rendon took a bit of time off from rehabbing his left knee after coming down with some soreness in his side. It wasn't anything major. He should be ready to make his 2015 regular-season debut by the end of next week, giving the 10-14 Nationals a much-needed boost.
May 2 - 5:27 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee, side) went through a full workout Thursday and could resume his minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

This is assuming that he continues to feel good. Rendon has been working his way back from a left knee sprain, but recently had to put his rehab assignment on hold due to some tightness on his side. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like a long-term concern.
Apr 30 - 5:35 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee, side) is not in Double-A Harrisburg's lineup again on Wednesday.

Rendon is dealing with some tightness in his side. He's now sat out four straight days and it's not clear when he'll be ready to return to action. Rendon had been slated to be activated from the disabled list this weekend, but obviously that's in jeopardy now.
Apr 29 - 11:05 AM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Anthony Rendon (knee) was scratched from a rehab game Tuesday at Double-A Harrisburg due to tightness in his side.

The good news is his knee is fine. But it's pretty apparent that Rendon won't be ready to join the Nationals' active roster on Thursday, as had been the hope. He's been out all season with a left MCL sprain.
Apr 28 - 5:28 PM

Anthony Rendon (knee) is not in Tuesday's lineup with Double-A Harrisburg.

Rendon was scratched from a rehab game Monday because he had trouble getting loose with his knee. That he's sitting again Tuesday isn't a good sign. The Nationals were originally hoping that he would be able to make his season debut as soon as Thursday against the Mets, but that obviously won't happen at this point.
Apr 28 - 3:49 PM

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

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

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