Davey Johnson is batting Rendon second in the lineup in hopes of finding some offensive spark. The move, however, is further proof of Rendon's young but advanced bat.
The Nationals decided they could no longer tolerate Danny Espinosa playing through pain and turned to Anthony Rendon at second base.
The Nats make sweeping changes to their roster, including shipping out two relievers and sending Espinosa to the DL.
The Nationals promoted Anthony Rendon to the highest minor league level, possibly with an eye on moving him to second base.
After everything that happened Friday night in Atlanta, another bit of intrigue came from nowhere.
As expected, the Nationals welcomed back Ryan Zimmerman and sent Anthony Rendon back down to Harrisburg.
Manager Davey Johnson doesn't like to sit young players but will do so for a second straight day.
Davey Johnson said there was "not really" a scenario in which he would stay in the majors past Zimmerman's return.
The Nationals guaranteed themselves an extra year of contractual control of Anthony Rendon while maximizing his potential impact in 2013.
The 22-year-old became a major leaguer this morning at Citi Field.