Washington manager Matt Williams said before the Nationals' game against the Braves on Monday that he wanted to see Rendon go at least seven innings in Harrisburg's game in Altoona.
"It's important for him just to make sure that he feels good," Williams said before the announcement, "that he feels able to play every day."
The Nationals, who went into Monday's game riding a five-game losing streak, could certainly use Rendon's help.
The team continues to struggle offensively, so much so that Williams juggled the lineup on Monday, notably moving first baseman Ryan Zimmerman into the second spot in the order. The Nationals are hitting just. .218 so far, with just a .288 OBP. Zimmerman was hitting just .205 entering Monday's game.
Williams also said that Rendon will play at both second and third base when he finally makes his big league return.
John Donovan is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.