Street has setback, likely to begin season on DL

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Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Huston Street has been shut down indefinitely and will likely begin the season on the disabled list after experiencing shoulder soreness while playing catch today.
Street was sidelined early in camp with what the Rockies deemed shoulder inflammation, but had progressed to throwing regularly before this setback. Now he’s headed for an MRI exam and the closer who signed a $22.5 million contract extension in January admitted that “Opening Day is definitely in jeopardy” while calling the situation “really frustrating.”
Manny Corpas has the most closing experience of the potential Street fill-ins, but Franklin Morales would likely get the nod to replace him initially. Rafael Betancourt is also an option, but he may join Street on the season-opening disabled list because of a shoulder injury of his own.

Nationals place Anthony Rendon on disabled list

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The Nationals announced that third baseman Anthony Rendon has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 19, with a toe contusion. Pitcher Austin Adams was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

Rendon fouled a pitch off of his foot on April 13 in a game against the Rockies. The Nationals were hoping he wouldn’t need to go on the disabled list, which is why he was day-to-day for a week and a half. Unfortunately, Rendon’s stint on the DL can only be backdated to Thursday, so he won’t be eligible to return until this weekend.

Rendon, 27, is hitting .286/.355/.411 with a home run and four RBI in 62 plate appearances so far this season. Wilmer Difo has been handling third base while Rendon has been out and figures to continue doing so for the next week or so.