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Anthony Rendon was in the midst of an excellent season before he landed on the injured list with a left elbow contusion. Despite the injury, the 28-year-old third baseman is still one of the premiere players at his position.
However, the Washington Nationals have fallen to 13-17 this season and Rendon could become available if the team continues losing. If the Nationals decide to move on, here are three potential trade destinations for Rendon.
3. New York Yankees
The New York Yankees have been decimated by injuries this season. While key players like Troy Tulowitzki and Miguel Andujar look set to return soon, adding another big-time hitter could be a great move. Rendon could give the Yankees' lineup another potent bat, and he'd be a great insurance policy if Andujar's injury lingers throughout the season.
2. Cleveland Indians
The Cleveland Indians have struggled this season and they could really use another impact bat. Acquiring Rendon could greatly improve Cleveland's lineup, which is hitting just .215 this season (No. 28 in the MLB). Trading for Rendon could also allow Cleveland to slide Jose Ramirez to second base and replace Jason Kipnis, who is hitting .184 this season.
1. Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are currently sitting atop the AL East thanks in large part to their excellent pitching staff. Adding Rendon could give this lineup some much-needed pop, as Tampa Bay ranks No. 20 in the MLB with 38 home runs this season. If the Rays want to take the next step, trading for Rendon could be enough to make this team a legitimate World Series contender.
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