Like I said last week, sometimes the Los Angeles Times’ T.J. Simers hits, sometimes he misses. This is a big hit:
Last week Frank McCourt fired Dennis Mannion, the guy who has been
running the Dodgers for the past year while McCourt has been in hiding.
He also dismissed two secretaries, and because McCourt isn’t talking,
I can only assume they were deemed responsible for putting the team’s
poor bullpen together.
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.