Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena drilled Anthony Rendon in the left elbow during the 3rd inning of Saturday night's game inside Marlins Park, forcing the third baseman to exit early.
Rendon entered Saturday with a league-high 17-game hitting streak and .377 batting average. 'Tony Two Bag's' 10 doubles lead Major League Baseball in that category.
According to the Washington Post's Jesse Dougherty, X-Rays were negative on Rendon's elbow and the Nationals will evaluate him in the morning.
His injury came during what ended up being a disappointing loss for the Nationals, who fell to the Marlins 9-3.
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Nationals manager Mike Rizzo is hopeful that Anthony Rendon will be staying in Washington and that a deal can be done before Rendon becomes a free agent following the 2019 season.
Rizzo joined The Junkies Wednesday morning, one day after NBC Sports Washington's Todd Dybas confirmed reports that the team met with Rendon on Tuesday to talk about his future in Washington. Rendon told Dybas in March that extension talks had come to a halt.
Rizzo, when speaking on The Junkies, said he was hopeful they would and said the two had had a nice chat about their long history.
We go way back together and we were kind of reminiscing a little bit about where we've been and the next step in our relationship," he said.
Rizzo has known Rendon since his high school days in Texas, and followed him closely at Rice University before drafting him with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.
"We recognize what we have in Anthony, he recognizes what we've meant to him," he said. "Hopefully we can come to some sort of agreement."
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The George Washington University men's basketball team landed the son of longtime NBA point guard Jameer Nelson Tuesday.
Jameer Nelson Jr., a 2019 guard out of Pennsylvania's Haverford School, decommitted from his father's alma mater (Saint Joseph's) following the news that Phil Martelli would not return for the 2019-20 season.
This marks first-year head coach Jamion Christian's second commitment since being named head coach of the Colonials after one year at Siena College.
Nelson Sr. played in the Association from 2004 to 2018, including 10 seasons in Orlando. The point guard averaged a career-best 16.7 points per game during the 2008-09 campaign.