ARLINGTON – Anthony Rendon’s injury-ridden 2021 campaign is officially over. The Angels announced on Wednesday that the third baseman will undergo end-of-season surgery to repair an impingement on his right hip.
Rendon was originally put on the 10-day injury list on July 6 with a left hamstring injury and was expected to be back quickly, but the hip problem apparently developed while he was recovering from the hamstring injury.
Rendon was relocated to the 60-day IL on Wednesday for his third assignment this season after suffering a left groin strain in April and a left knee bruise in May. In 58 games that year, Rendon reached .240 / .329 / .382 with six homers and 34 RBIs.
As the AL’s top 10 MVP candidate for the Halos last year, Rendon signed a seven-year pre-season deal for $ 245 million. He was the best hitter on the Nationals’ World Series Championship team in 2019, with 1,010 regular season OPS and a memorable Game 7 homer that sparked Washington’s unlikely comeback against the Astros.
Rendon’s move to the 60-day IL opened a 40-man roster for left-hander Packy Naughton, who was recalled by Triple-A Salt Lake for bullpen depth. It’s Naughton’s first time on an MLB roster.