• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Nationals' Anthony Rendon to play third base next season

    Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon will return to third base in 2016, The Washington Post reports. He'll have dual second base-third base eligibility in most leagues anyway, but Rendon is a better option defensively at third compared to Yunel Escobar. Injuries have held Rendon to a .278/.360/.380 slash line in 68 games this season, but he's hitting .317/.397/.450 over the last month with four home runs, 16 RBI and 26 runs scored, providing a much better picture of his upside.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Anthony Rendon homers, drives in three in Nationals win

    Anthony Rendon is starting to heat up after missing most of the year with a variety of injuries, homering for the second straight night and driving in three runs in the Nationals' 9-5 victory over the Brewers on Sunday. Rendon tagged a two-out, three-run homer in the fifth inning of Brewers starter Matt Garza for his third home run of the season. He's now driven in 12 RBIs this season in just 43 games.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Slumping Nationals Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth sitting Friday

    Slumping second baseman Anthony Rendon and left fielder Jayson Werth have both been benched by the Nationals for the Friday night game in San Francisco. Danny Espinosa and Clint Robinson will assume those positions, respectively. Rendon hasn't produced a multi-hit game since Aug. 2. He is 7-for-38 since then. Werth has just five hits in 42 at-bats this month.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon given day off Sunday

    The Nationals kept third baseman Anthony Rendon out of Sunday's lineup at Pittsburgh, reports MASNsports.com. He was replaced at third by Yunel Escobar, who will bat fourth. Rendon was recently activated from the disabled list after missing 25 games with a quad strain.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Nationals activate Anthony Rendon from DL, option Abel De Los Santos

    The Nationals activated infielder Anthony Rendon from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Saturday. Rendon has been out the last 25 games with a quad strain. He returns from a minor league rehab assignment at Class A Potomac, where he hit .471. To make room, the Nationals optioned pitcher Abel De Los Santos to Double-A Harrisburg. De los Santos had a 5.40 ERA in two relief appearances for Washington.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Nationals' Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon could return Tuesday

    The Nationals could get two injured outfielder Jayson Werth and infielder Anthony Rendon back for the series with Miami that starts on Tuesday. "It's reasonable," manager Matt Williams said, per the Washington Post. "That could be an option if they feel good about the next two or three days." Werth has been out since May 16 with a left wrist contusion. He's on the 60-day DL. Rendon has been out with June 25 with a left quad strain. Both are on minor league rehab assignment.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon goes 1 for 2 in rehab game

    Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 1 for 2 with a single during a Class A rehab game on Monday. Rendon is on the 15-day disabled list because of a quadriceps injury.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Anthony Rendon could be back with Nationals in 7-10 days

    Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon, who began a rehab assignment Saturday, could be back with the team within 7-10 days, according to The Washington Post. "A little bit out of shape right now," he said. "Can't do cardio. We all can't look like Michael Taylor. Superman over there. Just trying to play in games, get back in that rhythm. … It was good to get back out there and standing on the field, that atmosphere, just getting used to it."

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Nationals' Anthony Rendon goes 2 for 2 in first rehab game Saturday

    Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon went 2 for 2 with a double in his first rehab game for Class A Potomac on Saturday. Rendon is recovering from a quad strain. He played third base for Potomac prior to being lifted for a pinch runner in the third inning. It is not known how many games Rendon will need before being cleared to return to the Nationals lineup.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Nationals' Anthony Rendon will start rehab at third base

    Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon will start a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday at Class A Potomac, per MLB.com. Rendon has been on the disabled list since June 24 with a left quad strain. Rendon will start the rehab assignment by playing third base, manager Matt Williams said. He explained that the position requires less lateral movement and won't put as much stress on the quad.