Stat of the Day: Alex Rodriguez’s postseason production

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Alex Rodriguez is getting a ton of criticism for his poor ALDS performance against the Tigers and the usual talk about how he isn’t “clutch” in the playoffs is once again very loud, so it’s worth noting how his career numbers in the postseason stack up to, say, Derek Jeter’s career numbers in the postseason:

Batting average:
Rodriguez – .277
Jeter – .307

On-base percentage:
Rodriguez – .386
Jeter – .374

Slugging percentage:
Rodriguez – .498
Jeter – .465

OPS:
Rodriguez – .884
Jeter – .839

Runs/RBIs per game:
Rodriguez – 1.22
Jeter – 1.09

To recap: For their playoff careers Jeter leads Rodriguez in batting average by a solid margin, but Rodriguez leads Jeter in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, and combined runs and RBIs per game.

Just saying.

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.