Angels' $245 Million Dollar Man To Have Season-Ending Surgery

The Los Angeles Angels' rollercoaster season has officially hit bottom. Third baseman Anthony Rendon will have season-ending surgery for the second year in a row. 

Rendon will have the surgery to repair his right wrist. 

He signed a 7-year, $245M contract with the Angels before the 2020 season, but has only been able to play in 155 out of 287 games—just 54% of his team's games. After 2022, as noted by Jeff Passan, there are still 4 years and $154M left on his contract. This season, he was hitting .228 with a .707 OPS, far below his standards.

Hamstring injuries and hip surgery limited him to just 55 games in 2021, a .240 average and just 6 home runs and 34 RBIs. 

After starting the year on a nice run, the Angels hit hard times and lost 14 games in a row, and saw their manager, Joe Madden, get fired. Now this. They currently sit at 30-35, five games back of the final Wild Card spot in the American League. 

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