Anthony Rendon dealing with oblique injury originally appeared on, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, The US reported the most Covid-19 cases in a day since July. Rendon is downplaying the injury but Maddon said oblique injuries can be tricky, so all the Angels can do is hope Rendon is ready for the regular-season opener on Friday in Oakland. Rendon, signed to a seven-year deal before the season, was held out of Friday’s intrasquad game and wasn’t in the lineup on Saturday, either. As announced by the Angels’ PR team, Rendon was scratched with tightness in his oblique. Anthony Rendon has four at-bats in 10 days. Rendon suffered the injury swinging during the fourth inning of an intrasquad game on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Heaney will pitch opposite Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas to kick off the season. 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. COVID-19 and wildfire smoke put twindemic pressure on California, West Coast college students. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. The Angels begin their season with a four-game road series against the Oakland Athletics, starting with a 7:10 p.m. PT game Friday on ESPN. Fletcher has been solid across two seasons in the majors, but he isn’t Anthony Rendon. The Angels open the 60-game regular season on July 24 with a four-game road trip against the Athletics. Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is dealing with an oblique injury and may not be ready for Opening Day,’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Anthony Rendon likely will miss Opening Day for Angels Oblique injury will sideline the Angels third baseman By Eric Stephen @ericstephen Jul 22, 2020, 7:33pm PDT Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. If Rendon isn’t ready for Opening Day, David Fletcher would handle third base in his place. The 26-year-old owns a .716 OPS over 960 trips to the plate since debuting in 2018. Anthony Rendon Rumors & Injury Update | #6 - SportsOverdose If Rendon is unavailable for that first series -- a stretch that would constitute nearly 7% of a 60-game season -- the Angels would mostly fill his absence with utility infielder David Fletcher. Anthony Rendon scratched from the line-up with oblique tightness. Anthony Rendon’s oblique is still sore, and is out of the lineup. He said Rendon is "going to want to play that first game" but that they "have to get past the soreness. Anthony Rendon dealing with oblique injury Bill Baer 7/19/2020. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. 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. Rendon, signed to a seven-year deal before the season, was held out of Friday’s intrasquad game and wasn’t in the lineup on Saturday, either. After the team arrived at Petco Park for its first official exhibition game on Monday, Angels manager Joe Maddon reported that Rendon remained "a little sore" and would need at least a couple of days off. ... Had they done it within three days of the injury, they could have placed him on the IL retroactively and he still could have returned by Wednesday. If the Angels were able to breathe a sigh of relief with Teheran arriving in camp, the wind was knocked out of them when Anthony Rendon had an injury scare on Friday. “We’re going to be slow with it for the next couple of days. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. The anatomy of a 3-0 comeback, Ranking 35 trades that shaped the Rays, Astros, Dodgers and Braves, Baseball keeps losing legends in 2020, and Joe Morgan might have been the smallest and mightiest of them all, 2021 MLB draft order set by 2020 standings, How the Rays are winning big without spending big money, Breakout stars, dramatic moments and key themes: What we've learned so far this MLB postseason, MLB offseason preview: What's next for teams already out of the playoffs, Angels' Ohtani impressive in final tune-up start, Angels' Teheran delayed by positive virus test, MLB bets we'd make and long shots we'd take for the 2020 season, Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams, Previously covered the Angels for