Nationals Journal: Anthony Rendon


Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Anthony Rendon off to a hot start

The infielder has a hit in every game he has played this season, and Matt Williams is happy with his progress.

By James Wagner  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Nationals welcome back a calm, cool Danny Espinosa

Danny Espinosa ended a miserable 2013 in the minors, but he’s off to a red-hot start in 2014.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:05 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Anthony Rendon breaks out opening day

In first opening day, Anthony Rendon drilled a crucial double and a game-sealing home run.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:01 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/23/2014

Anthony Rendon on antibiotics for chest cold, will be fine for opening day

Anthony Rendon has missed three days with a nasty chest cold, but it should not linger into the season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Ryan Zimmerman taking grounders at first, Anthony Rendon’s positions -- and other updates

Zimmerman has been taking grounders at first in preparation for possible playing time at first during spring and regular season.

By James Wagner  |  01:10 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Anthony Rendon faces second base competition

“It’s not my decision in the end. If they feel that I help the team, then it’s gonna be me. If not, I’ll be cheering on the other teammates.”

By James Wagner  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Nationals auctioning Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon school visit for charity

Along with other teams across MLB, the Nationals are auctioning off two items to help raise money for cancer research.

By James Wagner  |  03:28 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Robinson Cano still an option for the Nationals? On the second base situation

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo is coy about Cano but says Anthony Rendon will open spring training as starting second baseman.

By James Wagner  |  01:58 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa, Robinson Cano, second base

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/26/2013

The case for the Nationals going after Robinson Cano

The Yankees free agent is the best player available, and the Nationals have deep pockets, a desire to win and a roster suited for contention.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper, Free agency, Robinson Cano, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 09/21/2013

Anthony Rendon’s adjustment to second base

Manager Davey Johnson believes Anthony Rendon can make second base his permanent position in the majors.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:59 PM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Anthony Rendon staying fresh in his longest season

Anthony Rendon has played 98 games this season, more than he had played in college or last year in his first pro season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:56 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Anthony Rendon sits after getting forearm examined

Anthony Rendon is "fine" after he got his forearm arm examined last night, but Manager Davey Johnson wanted to give him a day off.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:41 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Anthony Rendon's transition to second base

Anthony Rendon is still gaining comfort at second base, but his instincts are overcoming inexperience.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:51 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 06/15/2013

Anthony Rendon learning and producing

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.

By James Wagner  |  07:43 PM ET, 06/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Danny Espinosa 'finally' placed on disabled list, Anthony Rendon to take over at second base

The Nationals decided they could no longer tolerate Danny Espinosa playing through pain and turned to Anthony Rendon at second base.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Nationals DFA Henry Rodriguez, Zach Duke; Danny Espinosa to the DL

Washington designates Henry Rodriguez and Zach Duke for assignment, places Danny Espinosa on the disabled list and makes other changes to the roster.

By Adam Kilgore and James Wagner  |  04:26 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa, Henry Rodriguez, Nationals roster, Zach Duke

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 06/01/2013

Nationals promote top prospect Anthony Rendon to Class AAA Syracuse

The Nationals promoted Anthony Rendon to the highest minor league level, possibly with an eye on moving him to second base.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:49 PM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:28 AM ET, 06/01/2013

Anthony Rendon's promotion to Class AAA caps an eventful night for the Nationals

After everything that happened Friday night in Atlanta, another bit of intrigue came from nowhere.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:28 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Craig Stammen

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Ryan Zimmerman activated, Anthony Rendon sent back to Harrisburg

As expected, the Nationals welcomed back Ryan Zimmerman and sent Anthony Rendon back down to Harrisburg.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Anthony Rendon is playing less because of Nationals' immediate need

Manager Davey Johnson doesn't like to sit young players but will do so for a second straight day.

By James Wagner  |  06:34 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Anthony Rendon to the minors when Ryan Zimmerman returns

Davey Johnson said there was "not really" a scenario in which he would stay in the majors past Zimmerman's return.

By James Wagner  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

The Nationals had perfect timing for Anthony Rendon's service time

The Nationals guaranteed themselves an extra year of contractual control of Anthony Rendon while maximizing his potential impact in 2013.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/21/2013

Anthony Rendon arrives with the Nationals

Anthony Rendon became a major leaguer this morning at Citi Field.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Nationals-Mets lineups: Anthony Rendon hitting sixth, playing third base

Anthony Rendon will make his major league debut today against Mets right-hander Dillon Gee

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Anthony Rendon called up as Ryan Zimmerman lands on the disabled list

The Nationals placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list with a strained hamstring and called up top prospect Anthony Rendon to take his place

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:30 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 04/04/2013

The Harrisburg Senators are packed with prospects

The Class AA Harrisburg Senators open the season with nine of the Nationals' top 30 prospects, led by third baseman Anthony Rendon.

By Lacy Lusk  |  11:01 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Harrisburg Senators, Minor League Report

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Anthony Rendon, Matt Skole among camp cuts (updated)

The Nationals reassign three of their top prospects, among others, to minor league camp.

By James Wagner  |  09:29 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/04/2013

How Anthony Rendon puts backspin on the ball to make it carry

At the plate, hitting looks so easy for the Nationals' top prospect.

By James Wagner  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Anthony Rendon won't break camp with the Nationals

The Nationals' top prospect has impressed in camp but, according to Davey Johnson, there's no way he makes the team after spring training ends.

By James Wagner  |  05:45 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Anthony Rendon, Lucas Giolito, Brian Goodwin make Baseball America's Top 100 prospects list

Three Nationals landed on the industry leader's top 100 list.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:54 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, brian goodwin, Lucas Giolito, prospects