Rendon could move back to third this weekend.
Two updates related to Anthony Rendon today from Kendall Rogers via Twitter (@KendallRogersPG), who spoke to Rice head coach Wayne Graham:
The good news from Rogers: Rendon isn't experiencing any pain in his shoulder, and could return to third base this weekend.
The bad news: Rice lost outfielder Jeremy Rathjen for the year with an ACL injury. The loss hurts Rendon, since Rathjen hit behind him, and was his protection. Rathjen is hitting for a .295/.353/.426 line on the season, and hit for a .317/.396/.584 line in 2010, with 13 homers. This year he was the only Rice starter, aside from Rendon, with a slugging percentage higher than .377, and only one of three players with 25+ at-bats and a slugging percentage over .350.
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