It’s been a rough season for Anthony Rendon, who was placed on the Injured List for the second time of the season on Wednesday. On Monday, Rendon fouled one directly off his kneecap. And yes, I too felt the immediate pain while watching it.
Anthony Rendon fouled a ball off his left leg and was in serious pain. He left the game shortly after.— Brent Maguire (@bmags94) May 4, 2021
Not a good development for him and the #Angels. pic.twitter.com/072VRKQHLZ
On Wednesday, the Angels announced they had placed Rendon on the 10-day IL with a left knee contusion. As mentioned earlier, this will be his second time on the IL this year, and we’re only one month into the season. Luckily for him and the Angels, the MRI came back clean.
Rendon to the IL wasn’t the only roster move from the Angels on Wednesday. In fact, they were quite busy.
•Reinstated right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from injured list
•Recalled outfielder Juan Lagares and outfielder Taylor Ward from Salt Lake
•Optioned right-handed pitcher James Hoyt to Salt Lake (AAA)
•Designated right-handed pitcher Ben Rowen for assignment
- According to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, Lou Marson, manager of the Angels’ Triple A affiliate, said that Jo Adell has looked impressive so far and has hit “hit a bunch of homers” down in Tempe against the D-Backs’ alternate site team. Also added he has improved in the outfield.
- Justin Upton, who left the game on Tuesday with a knee contusion, is considered day-to-day