We knew it. Subconsciously or not, the amount of time Rendon was missing was worrying. He is now out for the season. See you in 2022, Rendon, hopefully a Rendon of old and not Old Man Rendon. This is yet another instance of Joe Maddon downplaying injuries. Shocker.
Rendon, 31, hit .240/.329/.382 in 249 plate appearances this season and was worth -0.1 bWAR. Rendon had a fine first season with the Halos in 2020, but in the second year of a seven-year deal, he struggled. The Angels hope he will be back in time to start 2022.
Jack Mayfield, Phil Gosselin, and prospects such as José Rojas and Luis Rengifo look take a swath of the ABs at third base with Rendon out.
One suspects this is just load management for Chris Rodriguez, who should be back for the Tuesday double-header on Tuesday.