Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon has been placed on the disabled list for the third time this season.
The Angels announced Tuesday that Rendon had been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. The measure is retroactive to July 5.
The 31-year-old suffered the injury while running the bases in Sunday’s 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Rendon, who is in the second year of a seven-year, $ 245 million contract, has struggled with injuries and inconsistent production at the plate this season. He has played just 58 of the Angels’ 85 games and is hitting a career low of 240 with six home runs and 34 RBIs.
The former Washington National missed 11 games in April with a groin strain and lost time in May with a bruise after fouling his left knee.
Angels manager Joe Maddon said after Sunday’s win that Rendon is frustrated by his recurring injuries and by the 2021 campaign in general.
“He’s very frustrated about the whole thing,” Maddon said of Rendon’s season, according to Rhett Bollinger from MLB.com. “We talked about it yesterday. And we both agree. We just want him to take him out to play without anything bothering him. And we both know that when that happens, good things will happen for us and for him. That’s it. It’s unfortunate. It is fortuitous. There is nothing you can do about it. But he is suffering right now and we have to wait until he recovers. “
Rendon will be eligible to return after the All-Star break next week.
The Angels are 43-42 entering Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. In addition to Rendon, superstar Mike Trout is still out with a right calf strain and Justin Upton is recovering from a back injury.