Woodie Fryman: 1940-2011

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Sad news out of Kentucky.

According to the Associated Press, former major league pitcher Woodie Fryman passed away this weekend at the age of 70.

Fryman played 18 major league seasons from 1966-1983, spending time with the Expos, Pirates, Phillies, Tigers, Reds and Cubs.  He had four career one-hitters and he left the game after the ’83 season with a 3.77 career ERA.

His best season as a starter — he pitched in relief later in his career — came in 1968, when he was a 28-year-old with the Phillies.  He finished the year with a 2.78 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 213.2 innings.

The Expos inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 1995 before relocating to Washington, D.C.

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.