Anthony Rendon will have season-ending surgery on his right wrist early in the next week, the Los Angeles Angels announced Friday. Injured on June 14, Rendon was taken out of a game against the Dodgers and hasn’t played since.
There were five home runs in 45 games for Rendon, 32, in the 2022 campaign, which came to a conclusion at the end of the season with a slash line of 228/324/383.
Since signing a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, Rendon has been plagued by a series of ailments. In addition, such a series of injuries in 2021 prevented him from playing more than half of the season.
Anthony Rendon had been cleared to play before
Discomfort in his wrist was affecting both his fielding and hitting, according to the two-time Silver Slugger winner. Despite this, Nevin and sports trainer Mike Frostad did not mention the possibility of an extended layoff at Tuesday’s press conference.
Resting Rendon’s wrist seemed like a good idea by Wednesday. However, his availability for Thursday’s first game of a five-game series against the Mariners had not been ruled out.