Anthony Rendon’s knee is still sore, Opening Day status in doubt

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Anthony Rendon’s left knee remains sore two full weeks after suffering a sprained MCL that the Nationals initially thought would be a 2-3 day injury.

James Wagner of the Washington Post writes that the Nationals plan to give the All-Star third baseman more rest, but there’s no official timetable for his return and “Rendon may run out of time to be ready for Opening Day.”

Rendon played 153 games last year in his first full season, replacing Ryan Zimmerman as the Nationals’ everyday third baseman and emerging as one of the league’s best all-around players by hitting .287 with 21 homers, 17 steals, and an .824 OPS to go with stellar defense at age 24.