Washington Nationals News: Rendon set to rehab at Nationals’ training facility

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Good afternoon DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily! Check out some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson discusses Anthony Rendon‘s progress as the infielder works his way back from knee and oblique injuries. As Ladson notes, Rendon reported to the team’s complex in Viera, Fla. today to resume baseball activities and will continue his rehab there for the time being.

Needless to say, this is great news for the Nationals. While its still not clear as to when he will return to the big league club, the fact that he started his rehab is encouraging and the team needs him back in the lineup as soon as possible.

Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Barry Bloom discusses Drew Storen‘s success so far this season. As Bloom notes, not only has Storen dominated his way to his recording his first 10 saves of the year, but he’s also done it while flying largely under the radar. According to Bloom, that’s exactly how Storen wants it.

For all the concern that the Nationals have had over the ninth inning in recent years, it’s great to finally have a stable, reliable closer that is almost always automatic when he takes the mound. Hopefully for the Nationals, Storen’s dominance will continue for the rest of the season and into October.

Be sure to check out the articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.

Rendon set to rehab at Nationals’ training facility

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

SAN DIEGO — Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon returned to the club’s training complex in Viera, Fla., on Friday to begin baseball activities, according to manager Matt Williams.

Though he did not provide an exact timetable, Williams predicts it will be a slower process before Rendon rejoins the Nationals. The first steps will be fielding grounders, throwing and doing light work in the batting cage in a controlled environment.

Rendon has not played a Major League game this season because of a sprained MCL in his left knee and a strained oblique. Read full article here.

Storen happy to work under the radar

(Barry Bloom, MLB.com)

SAN DIEGO — Lost in the hubbub of the way Wednesday’s Nationals game ended at Chase Field was the fact that closer Drew Storen came on in the ninth inning and struck out the D-backs in order to record his 10th save.

And that’s just the way Storen likes it.

“If I don’t do any interviews, I know I’m having a good year,” Storen said on Thursday as his team began what turned out to be a rare rain-delayed four-game series against the Padres at Petco Park. “I’m like a field-goal kicker or a goalie. If I’m not talked about, I figure that’s probably a good thing.” Read full article here.

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