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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||565.00||17.00||.281||81.00||98.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee, oblique - 15-day DL. Expected to begin Class A rehab assignment May 25|
|vs N.Y. Mets||69||25||4|| .413|| .623|| .362|
|vs Alvarez (Career)||15||4||0|| .467||.267||.267|
|vs RHP||453||126||18|| .347|| .477|| .278|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals' Anthony Rendon headed for rehab assignment
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5:23 pm ET) Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is expected to play in a simulated game on Monday and play 3-4 innings, according to MLB.com.
Rendon, who is currently on the 15-day DL with knee and oblique injuries, was able to participate in batting practice on Saturday. He has taken part in baseball activities, but this will be his first game action since suffering the injuries. Rendon is yet to play this season after posting a .287 average with 21 home runs and 83 RBI in 2014.
Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon participates in BP Saturday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/23/15) Shelved Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon, who has been sidelined all season with knee and oblique injuries, took batting practice Saturday for the first time since going down, per CSNWashington.com.
Rendon is still quite far away from returning to the team, however. He still must participate in similated games starting early next week before heading out on a rehab assignment. There remains no timetable for him to rejoin the Nationals.
Nationals GM Rizzo: Still no timetable for Anthony Rendon's return
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon's knee is 100 percent and he feels no pain in his oblique, general manager Mike Rizzo told MLB Network Radio on Friday. However, Rizzo still doesn't have a timetable for Rendon's activation off the disabled list.
Rendon is fielding grounders and taking swings in the batting cage, but he is not quite ready to resume a rehab assignment, manager Matt Williams said Wednesday. Rendon was on a rehab assignment in early May before having to stop because of an oblique strain.
Williams said Friday that Rendon fielded around 40 grounders and turned some double plays at second base. He also took part in live batting practice for the first time since suffering his oblique injury.
Nationals' Anthony Rendon not ready for rehab games yet
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Nationals Manager Matt Williams said infielder Anthony Rendon was able to field some grounders and take some swings in the batting cage on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes.
Though he was able to get some work in, Williams said he's not ready to resume rehab games just yet.
Rendon had a setback in early May when an oblique injury occurred while rehabbing his knee.
"His legs are in decent shape, it's not like you're not playing all winter, but nonetheless there's some start-over feel there because you have to get going again," Williams said. "There's nothing like playing games. There's nothing like getting out there in competition, so that process is underway, and we'll get him to the point where he can go out and start playing some games and see where he's at."
Rendon's absence was felt early on in the season. However, the Nationals have become scorching hot of late, winning 10 of their last 12 games. They're now in first place of the NL East.
This recent surge should allow the Nationals to exercise caution with Rendon's injuries.
Nationals' Anthony Rendon throwing, not hitting yet
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon is making progress in his return from knee and oblique injuries that have landed him on the disabled list.
Manager Matt Williams said that Rendon is throwing and doing baseball activities, per the Washington Post. He's not ready to hit live pitching yet, however.
|2014 Summary: One of the biggest breakouts of 2014, Anthony Rendon went from late-round flier to top-two performer at both second and third base, two of the weakest positions in Fantasy. While Jose Altuve, who got the better of him at second base, did it mostly with batting average and stolen bases, Rendon was more of an all-around performer, tapping into the potential that made him the sixth pick in the 2011 draft with a .287-21-83-111-17 line.|
Playing time status: Injuries defined Rendon's college and minor-league careers, preventing him from being the first pick of his draft class in 2011 and limiting him to just 133 at-bats the following year, but for the first two years of his major-league career, he managed to avoid any significant injuries. He has been dealing with a sprained knee this spring, but as of now, it's not expected to require a DL stint. His dual eligibility resulted from an early-season shift to third base, where he'll stay with Ryan Zimmerman relocated to first base because of recurring throwing problems.
2015 Outlook: Given his pedigree and the ease of his transition to the majors, Rendon is a natural hitting talent who in retrospect we should have all seen coming. With Miguel Cabrera no longer eligible at third base, he's set to assume the top spot at a position light on elite talent. Josh Donaldson and Adrian Beltre are also in the discussion, but Rendon figures to be the first of them to go, probably in Round 2.
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