Nationals place Anthony Rendon on 15-day DL with left quad strain

Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain, according to a team announcement.

The move is retroactive to June 25th.

Rendon, 25, missed the first 52 games when he began the season on the disabled list due to a left knee sprain and later a left oblique strain.

Since making his season debut, Rendon was hitting .290 with five doubles and five RBI’s in 18 games.

The Nationals will likely turn to Danny Espinosa in Rendon’s absence.

Espinosa, 28, is batting .266/.348/.449 with an OPS of .797, eight homers, and 20 RBIs in 64 games this season.

The third baseman will join left fielder Jayson Werth, first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, and backup outfielders Nate McLouth and Reed Johnson on the Nationals’ disabled list.

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