Anthony Rendon dealing with oblique injury
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Anthony Rendon dealing with oblique injury


Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is dealing with an oblique injury and may not be ready for Opening Day,’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Rendon suffered the injury swinging during the fourth inning of an intrasquad game on Wednesday.

Rendon, 30, signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Angels in December, one of the biggest free agent signings during the past offseason. He’s coming off of a third-place finish in NL MVP Award voting. He hit .319/.412/.598 with 44 doubles, 34 home runs, 126 RBI, and 117 runs scored over 646 plate appearances, helping the Nationals get back to the postseason and ultimately win the first World Series in franchise history.

If Rendon isn’t ready for Opening Day, David Fletcher would handle third base in his place. Fletcher has been solid across two seasons in the majors, but he isn’t Anthony Rendon. The 26-year-old owns a .716 OPS over 960 trips to the plate since debuting in 2018.

The Angels open the 60-game regular season on July 24 with a four-game road trip against the Athletics. Andrew Heaney will start on Opening Day for the Halos. The 29-year-old Heaney will pitch opposite Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas to kick off the season.

Will fans be allowed to attend MLB playoff games?

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After a condensed 60-game regular season, the MLB playoffs kicked off this week with an usual 16-team format that you can read more about below, but one of the many questions on everyone’s mind is whether or not fans will be allowed to attend MLB playoff games.

Will fans be allowed to go to MLB playoff games?

There have been no spectators at any games this season but fans will finally have the opportunity to go to the NL Championship Series and World Series at new Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas–one of the few states allowing spectators to attend events this year. The NLCS is scheduled on seven straight days from Oct. 12-18 and the World Series from Oct. 20-28, with traditional off days between Games 2 and 3 and Games 5 and 6, if the Series goes that far. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that about 11,500 tickets will be available for each game.

Below is the format and locations for each round. Unlike the regular season, there will be a bubble setup for each series in the postseason with the exception of the Wild Card round. Click here for the MLB schedule and scoreboard.

MLB Playoffs Format

Wild Card Series (Best-of-three): September 29 – October 2

All games will be held at the higher seed’s ball park.

American League

No. 1 Rays vs. No. 8 Blue Jays
No. 2 Athletics vs. No. 7 White Sox
No. 3 Twins vs. No. 6 Astros
No. 4 Cleveland vs. No. 5 Yankees

National League

No. 1 Dodgers vs. No. 8 Brewers
No. 2 Braves vs. No. 7 Reds
No. 3 Cubs vs. No. 6 Marlins
No. 4 Padres vs. No. 5 Cardinals

Division Series (Best-of-five): October 5 -10

The American League Division Series will be contested at Petco Park in San Diego and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The National League Division Series will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas and Minute Maid Park in Houston.

League Championship Series (Best-of-seven): October 11-18

The American League Championship Series will be held at Petco Park in San Diego while the National League Championship Series will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

World Series (Best-of-seven): October 20-28

The World Series will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Home field advantage will go to the team with the best regular-season record.

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