Anthony Rendon’s rehab from a sprained MCL in his left knee has hit what could be considered at least a temporary snag, as Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that he was scratched from a minor league rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg today after feeling “fatigue” during afternoon workouts.
Rendon injured his knee on a diving play at third base in early March. He finally began a minor league rehab assignment on Friday and played in back-to-back games, but had a scheduled day off yesterday. The Nationals mapped out a plan that could have had him make his season debut as soon as Thursday against the Mets, but that’s on hold for now.
Rendon, 24, batted .287/.351/.473 with 21 home runs, 83 RBI, and 17 stolen bases last season. He’s expected to see playing time between second base and third base upon his return.