Anthony Rendon Breaks Stereotypes: Baseball Not His Highest Priority

Anthony Rendon Breaks Stereotypes: Baseball Not His Highest Priority

Anthony Rendon Breaks Stereotypes: Baseball Not His Highest Priority

Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon opened up to reporters on Monday, shedding light on his perspective towards baseball as he enters his fifth season under a lucrative seven-year, $245 million contract signed with the Angels in 2019.

Rendon made it clear that baseball is his profession, but it has never been his top priority. He asserted, “This is a job. I do this to make a living. My faith and my family come first before this job.” The seasoned player, married with four children, emphasized the transformative impact of family life on his outlook. Rendon asserted that if baseball interfered with his family commitments, he would not hesitate to leave the game.

Marriage and fatherhood have prompted Rendon to evaluate the pros and cons of his baseball career since as early as 2014. Despite this, he underlined that baseball remains a priority because it is his current occupation. “Oh, it’s a priority for sure,” Rendon stated. “Because it’s my job. I’m here, aren’t I?”

Throughout his four years with the Angels, Rendon has grappled with various injuries, preventing him from playing in more than 58 games in a single season. In 2023, headlines often revolved around his conflicts with fans and media members while he remained sidelined due to injuries.

Looking ahead to the 2024 season, the Angels face uncertainties and are not expected to contend for the postseason. Despite the hiring of Ron Washington as the new manager and the departure of superstar Shohei Ohtani to the Los Angeles Dodgers, three-time American League MVP Mike Trout expressed his commitment to staying with the Angels and fulfilling the remainder of his 12-year, $426.5 million contract, dispelling rumors of a potential trade request amid the team’s anticipated rebuilding phase.

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