Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in his return to the lineup from illness Wednesday against the Dodgers. He's actually homered in consecutive games with the illness in between. Rendon's had an first four seasons to this point -- the 2011 No. 6 overall pick looked like a star in 2014, but hasn't come close to that level before or since. He's been solid this season, particularly if you count out his brutal month of April, but fantasy owners are looking for more, and he'll try to provide it in the second half.
Rendon (illness) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers. He'll start at third base and hit sixth in his return after missing a pair of games due to a bout with the flu. After a slow start to the season, Rendon has pushed his season line to a palatable .255/.341/.412 mark (.753 OPS) over 90 games in 2016.
Rendon (illness) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. Rendon fell ill over the weekend, and he's still battling the sickness in advance of Tuesday's game, per manager Dusty Baker. The infielder's condition has improved, however, and Baker confirmed that there's a chance Rendon would be used as a pinch hitter. Assuming his progress continues, Rendon would appear to have a good chance to return to the regular lineup Wednesday.
Rendon was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Rendon was apparently feeling a bit under the weather during Sunday's pregame warmup, so he'll get the day off as a precaution. Stephen Drew will move over to take his place at third, while Trea Turner will get the start at second. With a team day off Monday, Rendon will presumably be ready to go for Tuesday's series opener against the Dodgers, but check back up on his status just to be certain.
Rendon went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates. He's got three homers in July but otherwise Rendon has had trouble sustaining any momentum at the plate, hitting .231/.362/.487 in 39 at-bats on the month. He had a mediocre first half overall, but at least Rendon has managed to stay healthy so far this year.