WASHINGTON -- The Houston Chronicle quoted Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon saying that he is probably out for the rest of the season because of a badly sprained left ankle, but a team source told MLB.com that was not the case.
The team is hoping that Rendon can be back on the field by September. Rendon, who was playing for Class A Potomac, suffered a badly sprained left ankle while running the bases in a 7-2 loss to Lynchburg on April 7.
Rendon hurt the ankle in the fourth inning after trying to score from second on a bloop single to center by Justin Bloxom. The Nationals' No. 2 prospect went down with the ankle injury after rounding third base.
Rendon has had a history of injuries, including shoulder and ankle problems. However, that didn't stop the Nationals from making him their top pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.