Angels' Rendon helped off field after fouling ball off kneecap vs. Rays
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Los Angels Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon had to be helped off the field after fouling a ball off his kneecap in the eighth inning of Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Rendon immediately collapsed to the ground in pain and was examined by Angels trainers on the field for several minutes before departing. X-rays on Rendon's left knee came back negative, and he's considered day-to-day with a knee contusion, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Scott Schebler pinch hit for Rendon and completed his at-bat. Because the Angels were out of position players, Albert Pujols had to take over at third in the ninth inning. It was the 41-year-old's first appearance at the hot corner since 2019 and fourth in the last seven seasons.

Rendon, 30, is hitting .276/.348/.466 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 15 games for L.A. this season.

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Angels' Rendon helped off field after fouling ball off kneecap vs. Rays
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