In June, when Anthony Rendon went down with a wrist injury and was forced to have surgery, it appeared that his season would be over.
However, he seems to have fully recovered and the Los Angeles Angels have gone as far as to activate him from the 60-Day Injured List.
He’ll be good to go for the final three games of the season against the Oakland Athletics, but before he returns, he has one hurdle left to clear.
Rendon was suspended five games for his role in the Angels’ altercation with the Seattle Mariners in late June.
He began serving that suspension last night.
He’ll miss tonight’s game and the weekend series against the Texas Rangers.
Anthony Rendon was activated from the IL. Mike Ford was DFA’d.
Rendon begins his 5-game suspension tonight. So he can play the last 3 games in Oakland.
The Angels will play one man short during the suspension.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) September 28, 2022
Rendon Healthy, But Needs To Serve Suspension
At the very least, Rendon is healthy again and ready to contribute.
It obviously won’t save the Halos from what has been a disastrous season, but it’ll be good for him to get some reps in before it’s all over.
That suspension is the final obstacle to clear on the course.
This weekend, the Angels will be playing one man short, as Mike Ford was designated for assignment yesterday.
Fortunately, it won’t be too long before Rendon can take some hacks again in an actual game.
His tenure with the Angels hasn’t exactly been a memorable one.
This year has been no exception to that.
In addition to his wrist injury, he’s hitting just .228 with five home runs and 24 RBI.
He’s in the third year of a seven-year contract he signed prior to the 2020 season.
The good thing is that the Angels will only have to go four more games without him, as he began serving his suspension last night.
He should be ready to go for the Oakland series.