Bill Ladson

Rendon to travel to Florida for sim games

Infielder hopes to be able to go on rehab assignment soon after work in Viera

Rendon to travel to Florida for sim games

WASHINGTON -- When the Nationals travel to Chicago on Sunday night, third baseman Anthony Rendon will head to Viera, Fla., for a few days and participate in simulated games, according to manager Matt Williams.

After that, the hope is that Rendon could go on a rehab assignment and then join the Nationals. Rendon has yet to play a Major League game this season because of a left knee sprain and left oblique strain.

On Saturday, Rendon had a good workout at Nationals Park. He took grounders at second base and took batting practice with the team for the first time.

"He feels good where he is at right now," Williams said about Rendon. "We'll assess again tomorrow and see. After yesterday, he reported today feeling great."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.