WASHINGTON -- Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon, who went 2-for-2 with a double for Class A Advanced Potomac on Saturday, said it felt good to get back out on the field and get used to the baseball atmosphere. He will play third base during his rehab assignment.
Rendon has played only 18 games this season because of a left MCL sprain and a left quad strain. Throughout the downtime, Rendon has kept his spirits up.
"You always have to keep the faith," Rendon said. "You have to thank the man upstairs for the good and the bad. It's not always going to be good. When you go through your bad times, that's when you get tested and that's how you learn. You have to thank him for both things."
Rendon admitted that he is a little out of game shape.
"I'm trying to play in the games and get back into that rhythm," Rendon said.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com 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.