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Angels third-baseman Anthony Rendon suffers season-ending wrist injury

By Sports Desk June 17, 2022

Things have gone from bad to worse for the Los Angeles Angels after another dose of rough news Friday, with third-baseman Anthony Rendon set to undergo right wrist surgery and miss the rest of the season. 

Rendon returned to the Angels’ lineup on June 10 after missing two weeks with the wrist injury, and played four games, but aggravated it during Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and has not played since. 

He had a pregame workout Thursday before the Angels opened a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners, and it became clear then that surgery was the best option.  

"Yesterday was the last straw,'' Rendon said. ''Trying to get through a new routine, and it was kind of the last thing we were going to try to do to see if I was able to play before the game.

"I was trying to see if I could get in the lineup, and then we did some more stuff during game time. It's just what happened.'' 

Since signing a seven-year, $245 million deal with the Angels before the 2020 season, Rendon has played in just 155 of the team’s 384 games.  

He batted .228 with five homers and 28 RBIs in 45 games this season. Last year, Rendon was limited to 58 games and hit .240 with nine homers and 34 RBIs. 

With an expected four-to-six-month recovery, Rendon is expected to be fully recovered before next year’s spring training. 

Los Angeles entered play Friday 30-35 and in third place in the American League West, 10 games behind the first-place Houston Astros. The Angels fired manager Joe Maddon on June 7, with the team mired in what would become a 14-game losing streak.  

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