Anthony Rendon’s large contract with the Los Angeles Angels has already changed into an terrible deal for the staff.
On Friday, the Angels introduced that Rendon will bear season-ending surgical procedure subsequent week to restore his injured proper wrist.
Rendon’s remaining look of the season got here on June 14 towards the Los Angeles Dodgers, when the 32-year-old injured his wrist on a swing. He was initially positioned on the 10-day injured checklist in late Might attributable to proper wrist irritation.
The Angels gave Rendon a seven-year, $245 million deal earlier than the 2020 season. The contract requires Rendon to be paid $36 million this season and $38 million every of the following 4 seasons.
The deal has been brutal for the Angels because the two-time Silver Slugger Award winner has had a tough time staying on the sector. Rendon has performed in solely 155 of the staff’s 384 video games throughout his first three seasons. He has 4 years left on his contract.
Rendon hit .228 with 5 house runs and 24 RBI in 45 video games this season. In 2021, he batted .240 with six house runs and 34 RBI in 58 video games. He missed most of final season attributable to a hip damage.
In his first three seasons with the Angels, Rendon has 20 house runs and 89 RBI. Compared, he hit 34 homers and 126 RBI in 146 video games with the Washington Nationals in 2019.
The Angels signed Rendon to the long-term deal proper across the time when Albert Pujols’ $240 million contract was about to come back off the books. They’re by some means getting even worse of a return from Rendon’s deal.
Couple the Rendon cope with the Pujols, Josh Hamilton and Justin Upton contracts, and it’s no marvel why the Angels haven’t made the playoffs since 2014. Their huge position-player contracts have changed into busts.