LA Angels: Devastating injury news for big-money Anthony Rendon
By Evan Desai
According to FanSided National MLB Insider Robert Murray, Anthony Rendon will need surgery for his hip injury and will be out for the year.
First off, I’m hoping his surgery goes well, and that he and his family are okay.
As far as how it impacts the Angels, it’s pretty huge. The third-baseman signed a contract two offseasons ago for $245 million for seven years. He has been on the IL three times this season; each for a different ailment.
Anthony Rendon has not earned his giant contract for the LA Angels so far.
Anthony Rendon has played 58 games for the LA Angels this season. In those 58 games, he has hit .240/.329/.382 with just six home runs and 34 RBI. Those are bad numbers in general, but even worse when remembering that his contract pays him an average of $35 million every year.
In his tenure with the Angels in general, he has played two seasons. He has hit .261/.372/.436. That .808 OPS isn’t bad, but should be much better for his salary.
He has hit just 15 home runs for the Halos, and has driven in just 65 RBI in the 110 games he’s played in an Angels uniform.
Those are both disappointing marks for the former star.
When Rendon came over to Anaheim, he had just finished a World Series-winning run where he was a top 3 NL MVP candidate and All-Star for the Washington Nationals.
He’s been more than disappointing so far in his career with the Angels. ‘Tony Two-Bags’ has only hit 24 doubles in those 110 games after hitting 167 in his previous four seasons.
It isn’t the most surprising news, as Rendon didn’t travel to Texas for their series vs. the Rangers this week.
He hadn’t been up to any baseball activity, and things weren’t looking good. To add insult to injury, this contract also isn’t looking good.