Patrick McDermott/Getty Images
Finally, minor league pitchers have discovered something that can slow down Anthony Rendon.
On May 25, Geoff Morrow of PennLive.com reported that Rendon missed two straight games after having his wisdom teeth removed. Harrisburg Senators manager Matt LeCroy further explained his star third baseman's absence to Morrow:
"He hasn't worked out for two days. He [hasn't eaten]. So I don't see him coming in here and playing. Hopefully he can do something [Sunday] as far as working out and getting the blood flowing, but I don't see him playing until at least Monday at the earliest."
Rendon's non-baseball injury may have been affecting his play before he underwent the procedure. In the three games he did play last week, Rendon had a two-RBI double in nine at-bats, with four walks, two strikeouts and a run scored.
All told, Rendon is batting .330 and slugging .625 with a .473 on-base percentage in 32 games and 117 at-bats. He has hit 11 doubles, two triples and six home ruins for 70 total bases, with 24 RBI and 17 runs scored. Rendon has 30 walks versus 23 strikeouts.
STOCK REPORT: Falling