Anthony Rendon has carried over his usual production of 20-plus homers and a decent average to this season.
Batting .286 with his first homer under his belt, he seemed ready to follow his normal production for the Nationals. To the dismay of fans, his season will have to be temporarily halted as he is heading to the 10-day DL with a toe injury.
Nationals place Anthony Rendon on 10-day DL https://t.co/zy3aRrD2wC— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) April 22, 2018
This is a tough time for Rendon to be missing from the Nationals' lineup. Starter Adam Eaton is still working his way back into the lineup and the team has had an uncharacteristically poor start.
The tides will be even tougher to turn with Rendon's injury.
Now that he is on the DL, he is guaranteed to miss at least a week more of baseball.
Rendon to the 10-day DL, backdated 3 days. So he has to sit out at least 7 more.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) April 22, 2018
That is on top of the games he's already missed due to his toe injury.
Anthony Rendon is out of the starting lineup for the 9th day and 8th consecutive game since fouling a ball off his toe. The disabled list, which he is not on, is 10 days.— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) April 22, 2018
Getting healthy will only be step one to the Nationals repairing the damage done to start the season.
Luckily, the NL East is anyone's division and they should have the opportunity to bounce back.