Rendon is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Both Rendon and Mike Trout close out the year with back-to-back absences after the Angels were officially eliminated from postseason contention Friday. Rendon had a good fantasy season, but his campaign was far better by real-world measures. In fact, Rendon currently sits fifth in all of MLB in fWAR (2.8).
Rendon will sit Saturday against the Dodgers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The Angels are resting a few key players after getting officially eliminated from playoff contention Friday. David Fletcher moves to third base in his absence, with Elliot Soto serving as the shortstop.
Rendon 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Thursday's 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Rendon smacked his ninth home run of the season in the first inning and the Angels never looked back. Rendon has seen his slugging percentage drop by over 80 points from 2019, but he is carrying a career-high 16.8 percent walk rate to compensate. His season average sits at .282 as the Angels welcome the Rangers starting Friday.
Rendon went 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI on Wednesday against the Rangers.
Rendon delivered an RBI single in the opening frame and has now driven in six runners across his last four starts. He's put up a strong .291/.434/.530 line with eight home runs, 21 runs scored and 25 RBI across 168 plate appearances for the season.
Rendon went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 9-5 win over the Astros.
Rendon's eighth home run of the season was a two-run shot in the third inning Sunday, tying the contest up at 3-3. The 30-year-old slugger is enjoying a solid first season with the Angels, slashing .292/.425/.538 with 24 RBI and 15 extra-base hits in 160 plate appearances.
Rendon isn't in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros.
Rendon will get a breather for Saturday's matinee, but he should be available for Game 2. Franklin Barreto will start at third base in the first game.
Rendon isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Astros.
Rendon went hitless in three at-bats during the first portion of the twin bill, and he'll take a seat for the second game. David Fletcher will shift to the hot corner with Luis Rengifo starting at second base.
Rendon went 4-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's loss to Oakland.
Rendon notched four singles in the contest, one of which knocked home the Angels' first run in the fifth inning. The performance extended Rendon's hitting streak to 11 games -- a stretch in which he has lifted his batting average from .103 to .321. The third baseman has collected multiple hits in each of his last five contests, going 14-for-22 (.636) over that stretch.
Rendon went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Thursday's loss against the Giants.
Rendon was dealing with a sore wrist Thursday afternoon and admitted he "didn't feel great", but that didn't seem to affect him as he notched his fourth straight multi-hit game. Rendon is currently riding a 10-game hitting streak in which he's batting .486 with a 1.531 OPS.
Rendon is experiencing pain in his left wrist but doesn't expect the issue to cause him to miss any time, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Rendon took a hard groundball off his left wrist in the third inning of Wednesday's matchup against the Giants but stayed in the game and produced a pair of hits. However, he was in noticeable pain after at least one swing and said Thursday that the wrist "doesn't feel great." Nonetheless, Rendon doesn't appear set to miss any games due to the issue, so he should be able to continue trying to build upon his current nine-game hitting streak.
Rendon went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's loss against the Giants.
The Angels' offense went 6-for-33 against Giants pitching, and Rendon produced two of those hits, including one of the team's two extra-base knocks. The star third baseman got off to a slow start this season but has turned things around this month, and he is currently riding a nine-game hitting streak in which he's slashing .469/.553/.1.031 with five homers, nine RBI and a 1.584 OPS.
Rendon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers.
For the fifth time in six games, Rendon put a ball in the seats, this time taking Dodgers starter Dustin May deep in the fourth inning. In 18 games this year, Rendon has six homers, 11 RBI, 13 runs scored and a .203 batting average. He's hit safely in the last six games, going 8-for-20 (.400) with six walks in that span.
Rendon went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Rendon took Clayton Kershaw deep in the bottom of the fifth inning, and that was the only hit the Angels could muster against the star left-hander. Rendon has endured a tough start to his Angels tenure, but he has been turning things around of late and is currently riding a four-game hitting streak while also homering in each of his last four games.
Rendon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Oakland.
The 30-year-old brought the Halos within one run during the sixth inning with his solo shot to center field, but the offense was unable to muster any more scoring. Rendon has struggled finding base hits early in the season, but he has a 25 percent walk rate and went 5-for-11 with homers in all three games of the series against the A's.
Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's victory over the Athletics.
For the second consecutive contest, Rendon produced a pair of hits -- including a home run -- following a six-game hitless streak that saw his average plummet to .103. The slugger has raised his average 71 points by notching four hits in his last seven at-bats, and he has also collected three walks and three RBI over the last two games.
Rendon went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, three runs scored and two walks in Monday's win over the Athletics.
Rendon blasted a two-run shot in the bottom of the first and that would set the tone for the rest of his night, as he reached base four times while crossing home plate thrice. This was a much-needed performance for the slugging third baseman, who was stuck in a 0-for-19 slump prior to Monday's contest.
Rendon went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.
After homering in his first game as an Angel and notching a hit in four of his first six contests, Rendon has gone ice cold. He has failed to produce a base knock in each of his last five games, going 0-for-16 over that stretch. On the season, the team's prized offseason acquisition is hitting a paltry .111, though he has a healthy .373 OBP due to drawing 13 walks.
Rendon went 1-for-3 with two walks, a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Mariners.
Rendon hit the ground running in his Angels debut after missing the team's first four games due to an oblique injury. While he was lifted for a defensive replacement in the ninth inning and the Angels may sit Rendon here or there in the weeks ahead out of an abundance of caution, this performance suggests the oblique is not going to hinder his production to a significant extent.
Rendon (oblique) is starting at third base and batting third Tuesday against the Mariners.
Manager Joe Maddon previously said he expected the 30-year-old to make his season debut Tuesday, and he's now confirmed to be in the starting nine. Rendon missed the first four games of the season with the oblique issue, but he's now set to take the field for the first time with the Angels after signing a massive $245 million contract in the offseason.
Rendon (oblique) is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
This lines up with previous reports that he was close to getting the start Monday and wouldn't debut later than Wednesday. Rendon should assume a prominent spot in the lineup for his Angels debut
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