The Angels have positioned star third baseman Anthony Rendon on the 10-day injured checklist with a left groin pressure, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register tweets. Rendon suffered the damage Saturday, and the Angels are hopeful he received’t miss extra time than 10 days, in line with supervisor Joe Maddon.
Rendon, a former Nationwide whom LA signed to a seven-year, $245MM contract earlier than 2020, has been a smash success in an Angels uniform. He was one of the vital useful gamers in baseball final season, when he batted .286/.418/.497 (154 wRC+) with 9 residence runs in 232 plate appearances and tied for fifth within the majors in fWAR (2.7). Rendon hasn’t been that sizzling at the beginning of this season, however he has slashed a more-than-respectable .290/.378/.387 with a homer in 37 journeys to the plate.
Together with putting Rendon on the IL, the Angels known as up infielder Jack Mayfield, chosen right-hander Ben Rowen and optioned righty Jaime Barria. Mayfield and Jose Rojas will assist fill in for Rendon throughout his absence, whereas Rowen may see his first main league motion since he was a member of the Brewers in 2016. The Angels signed the longtime farmhand to a minor league contract within the offseason.