Angels' Rendon needs wrist surgery; season over

by Daryn Albert - Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon needs season-ending surgery on his injured right wrist, the team announced on Friday.

Los Angeles Angels veteran Anthony Rendon to have season-ending wrist surgery 5:33 PM ET ESPN News Services Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon needs season-ending surgery on his injured right wrist, the team announced on Friday. Rendon had been dealing with wrist issues for most of the season, but it got worse in late May during a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays when he swung at an outside pitch. He had an MRI the next day to determine what was next and he was placed on the 10-day injured list. "It just flared up," Rendon said. "It's just a waiting game now to see when it calms down." It marks the 31-year-old Rendon's latest bout with injuries in two seasons. He missed 96 games due to various injuries last year, including the final 76 due to a left hamstring strain he suffered in early July. Rendon was batting .242 this season, but was showing signs of warming up after an up-and-down start with the organization. He had 15 RBIs in May. This is Rendon's third season with the Angels. He signed a seven-year, $245 million contract after helping the Washington Nationals to a World Series title in 2019. The Associated Pres contributed to this report.