Angels’ All-Star 3B Anthony Rendon to Have a Season-Ending Surgery

Anthony Rendon with Washington Nationals in 2019
Anthony Rendon with Washington Nationals in 2019. Photo by Austin Mcafee/CSM/Shutterstock

The Los Angeles Angels will be without their All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon for the remainder of the 2022 MLB season. The team confirmed the news via social media on Friday.

According to the Angels, Rendon is set to be sidelined due to an upcoming season-ending injury on his wrist.

Rendon struggled with wrist soreness for the better part of the season. He spent time on injured reserve and was able to play only 45 games so far in the campaign. The 32-year-old was hitting a career-low .228 with five home runs and 24 RBIs.

Losing Rendon further adds to the Angels’ misery so far in 2022. The franchise got off to a great start, being 10 games above .500 after 44 played games. The team then inexplicably started trending down and embarked on a franchise-record 14-game losing streak which cost manager Joe Maddon his job. The LA team is currently third in AL West with a 30-35 record.

Anthony Rendon joined the Angels ahead of the 2020 season on a seven-year, $245 million contract. The Angels believed at the time that they were getting a difference-maker that could help them break their postseason drought, but Rendon is yet to show he can be that. He has hit .252 since coming to LA and managed just 20 home runs and 89 RBIs in two-and-a-half years.

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