Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon will undergo season-ending surgery on his right hip, the team announced Wednesday.
Rendon last played in a game on July 4. He was moved from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL after the announcement.
Rendon was placed on the IL three times this season due to with groin, knee and hamstring injuries. He apparently began having hip woes after being placed on the IL in early July due to the hamstring injury.
He played in just 58 games and batted .240 with six homers and 34 RBIs.
The 31-year-old Rendon is in the second campaign of a seven-year, $245 million contract. He batted .286 with nine homers and 31 RBIs in 52 games during the shortened 2020 season.
Rendon was an All-Star in 2019 when he established career bests of a .319 average, 34 homers and 126 RBIs with Washington. He helped the Nationals win the World Series and then cashed in with the big free-agent deal with the Angels.
Rendon hit 20 or more homers five times with the Nationals and topped .300 three times.
The Angels also optioned right-hander Chris Rodriguez to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled left-hander Packy Naughton from the same affiliate.
Rodriguez, 23, was 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 14 appearances (one start) for the Angels. Naughton, 25, has never pitched in a big league game. He was 2-2 with a 5.23 ERA in 11 appearances (eight starts) at Salt Lake.
–Field Level Media