Rendon agreed to a one-year, $18.8 million contract with Washington on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Rendon put together yet another solid year at the dish in 2018, hitting .308 with 24 homers and 92 RBI in 136 ballgames. He's belted 20 or more home runs and driven in 85 or more RBI in each of his previous three seasons, and he should have a good chance to do so again in 2019.
Rendon went 3-for-3 with two runs, a double, a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Marlins. Rendon collected four RBI for the second straight game as he is taking the Marlins' pitching to task in the first two games of the series. The 28-year-old has an 11-game hit streak in which he is 18-for-39 with four doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI. Rendon boosted his season slash line to .312/.378/.540 with Tuesday's performance.
Rendon went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBI in Monday's win over Miami. Rendon plated a pair in the first inning on a double to left field and belted a two-run blast in the fourth to put Washington up by four. He's been on a tear at the dish during the final month of the regular season, batting .360 with five home runs and 21 RBI over 22 games. Rendon has also extended his hitting streak to 10 following a multi-hit game in the series opener.
Rendon went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run, one run scored and three RBI on Thursday against the Mets. Rendon took Jason Vargas deep in the fifth inning to record his 22nd home run of the season and third in his past four games. Though the Nationals' offense has taken a step back this season, Rendon continues to exhibit strong individual skills, hitting .304/.369/.522 across 496 at-bats this campaign.
Rendon went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Monday's 8-5 loss to Miami. Rendon went deep in the third inning, plating two runs on a blast over the wall in left field. Following Monday's performance, he's recorded three straight multi-hit games, going 8-for-12 with a double, two home runs and six RBI over that brief stretch. Rendon sports a .304/.369/.520 slash line through 125 games with two weeks remaining in the regular season.