Nats’ Rendon suffers ankle injury

Class A Potomac third baseman Anthony Rendon suffered a badly sprained left ankle while running the bases in a 7-2 loss to Lynchburg on Saturday. X-Rays were negative. It’s not known how many games he will miss.

Rendon hurt the ankle in the fourth inning. After a hitting a double, Rendon was trying to score on a bloop single to center by Justin Bloxom. Rendon went down with the ankle injury after rounding third base.

Rendon is a player who has a history of injuries — he’s had shoulder and ankle problems in the past. But that didn’t stop the Nationals from making him their top pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

In 63 games that year, Rendon hit .327 with six home runs, 27 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .520 for Rice University.

Thus far, Rendon has played in two games for Potomac and is 2-for-4 with a run scored.

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