July 2, 2022

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Anthony Rendon will have wrist surgery at the end of the season

Anthony Rendon will have wrist surgery at the end of the season

6:17 PM: The Angels have officially put Rendon into the 10-day IL race, and have called up Triple-A’s Jack Mayfield. Rendon will likely be deferred from IL status for 60 days until Halos needs an extra place on his 40-person roster.

Angels coach Mike Frostad also introduced reporters (including Rhett Bollinger from MLB.com) some details about Rendon’s condition, saying that Rendon will need 4-6 months to recover. Rendon has partial chordThey tried to overcome the discomfort, although it was known that surgery would eventually be necessary to solve the problem.

4:10 pm: The third angels are the base man Anthony Rendon The team announced that he will undergo surgery on his right wrist next week. The measure would sideline Rendon for the remainder of the 2022 season.

Rendón spent two weeks on the injured list with a sore wrist earlier this season, and has missed the last two games after the problem re-exacerbated. Angel manager Phil Nevin He hinted that Rendon was a poignant possibility as recently as yesterday, so today’s news comes as an unwelcome surprise, and an indication that further testing has revealed a more serious problem with Rendon’s wrist.

This will mark the second consecutive season that has been cut short by surgery for Rendon, as he underwent hip surgery last August that prematurely ended the 2021 season. That year was already shortened by multiple trips to IL for hip, knee, and hamstring injuries, with Rendon’s hip ultimately shouldering the brunt as he tried to make up for those other lower-body problems.

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Rendón would finish the season with a .228/.324/.383 slash and five home runs over 188 board appearances. While this still runs above-average offensive production (106 wRC+), it is well below Rendon’s record level thus far during his heyday with the Nationals, or even in his first Angels season in 2020. Since the start of the campaign 2021, Rendon hit .235/.327/.383 in just 437 PA, and played in just 103 games.

Angels Rendon signed a seven-year free agent deal worth $245 million in December 2019, and aside from Rendon’s strong performance in the shortened 2020 campaign, this deal is already showing signs of joining the Albert PujolsAnd the Josh HamiltonAnd the Justin Upton Contracts in the recent history of angels are expensive mistakes. Rendon still has four more years to fulfill the deal, of course, but he turned 32 earlier this month and has now lost two seasons under his belt.

Rendon’s injury continues a terrifying stretch for the angels. In possession of a record 27-17 and playoff field on May 24, the Hallos have since lost 18 of their 21 games, including 14 in a row. Manager Joe Madonne has already been fired, and the Angels are now facing upwards only to break their losing streak of seasons, let alone get back into the wild card hunt. While it’s still mid-June and there’s still plenty of season left, Rendon’s loss creates another hole in an already shaky slate.

Matt Duffy And the Tyler Wade A character to handle the third base quests in Rendon’s absence, weakening the second base since that duo and Luis Renjevo It was a time of cornerstone juggling. David Fletcher He was put on IL for 60 days following his adductor surgery, and in the best case scenario he’ll be back around his all-star break. Jack MayfieldAnd the Jose Rojas And the Ken Wong They are also present in the organization, but they are imperfect solutions to an already shaky Earth image. Should Halos return to the final picture, any of the short, second, or third bases could be target areas in the trade deadline, depending on who was available and how Anaheim arranged their other personnel around the diamonds.

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