LA Angels: Anthony Rendon having a tough time recovering

Anthony Rendon, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Rendon, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

LA Angels‘ third baseman Anthony Rendon strained his left hamstring and has been out since July 6th.

It appears his recovery isn’t going very well at all, according to Joe Maddon.

“I spoke with him yesterday and he wasn’t highly optimistic about things,” said Maddon on Sunday. “That’s what I’ve got.”

Anthony Rendon did not travel with the LA Angels for their Rangers series.

There’s no chance Anthony Rendon shows up for the LA Angels’ series at the Rangers, and it’s unclear as to if he’ll be showing up any time soon.

He still hasn’t been doing any baseball activity right now, and that makes me think he’s on pace to not come back until maybe late August, which might have to be when Mike Trout gets back as well. Neither player traveled with the team this time.

Rendon hasn’t played very well while he’s been healthy this year, but it seems like the IL has been messing with his rhythm. He’s been on the IL three times; each for a different injury.

The numbers on the year for Rendon this year have been very disappointing, especially when considering that his contract makes him an average of $35 million per year. He’s hit .240/.329/.382 with six home runs and 34 RBI in his 58 games.

I’d be feeling optimistic about the situation if Rendon was at least progressing in his recovery, but he’s not even doing any baseball activity anymore, and he doesn’t feel right.

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There’s not a lot to be optimistic about there.