Anthony Rendon looking to return to Los Angeles Angels this season

May 15, 2022; Oakland, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) runs on the field before a game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports
May 15, 2022; Oakland, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) runs on the field before a game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Los Angeles Angels could get a familiar face back over the final week of the season.

According to Angels’ beat writer Jeff Fletcher, Anthony Rendon is working his way back. He took batting practice on the field for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right wrist in June.

Anthony Rendon could make surprising return to Los Angeles Angels

Rendon was expected to be lost for the rest of the 2022 season due to surgery. He had been diagnosed with an ECU tendon subluxation in his right wrist necessitating that procedure. It was just another blow for the now oft-injured third baseman, who had been sidelined six different times since the start of the 2021 season.

Rendon also would not have returned at the start of the 2023 season. He still has a five game suspension to serve due to his actions during the benches clearing brawl between the Angels and Mariners after Jesse Winker was hit by a pitch. That left handed slap he landed on Winker was one of his best hits of the season.

For Rendon, being able to return this season would be a way to enter the offseason on a positive note. He had produced another disappointing season before he was seemingly lost for the year, posting a .228/.324/.383 batting line with five homers and ten doubles in his 188 plate appearances.

The Angels are going to need Rendon to return to form if they are going to contend in 2023. He had been brought in to form a formidable middle of the lineup with Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Now that there are questions about whether or not the Angels will trade Ohtani this offseason, Rendon will be even more important next year.

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The Los Angeles Angels could get an unexpected return to the lineup before the end of the year. Anthony Rendon is taking steps to come back soon.