Anthony Rendon’s odds of being ready for Opening Day are “pretty slim”


Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon remains sidelined by a sprained MCL in his left knee and he’s just about run out of time to be ready for Opening Day.

The good news is that an MRI exam showed no structural damage, but his knee remains sore and Mark Zuckerman of writes that his “chances of being ready Opening Day at this point are pretty slim.”

Rendon was injured on March 9 and is said to have made improvement, although initially the Nationals indicated that they thought it was a 2-3 day injury.