Nationals' Rendon lifted after getting hit on elbow by pitch
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Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was removed from Saturday's game after being hit on the left elbow in the third inning by an offering from Miami Marlins starter Jose Urena.

Rendon stayed in the game to round the bases, eventually coming around to score on a Matt Adams single. However, infielder Howie Kendrick replaced the former Silver Slugger at third base in the bottom of the inning.

X-rays on Rendon's left elbow came back negative, according to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post, who reports that manager Dave Martinez said the 28-year-old has a contusion and could avoid the injured list. He won't be in the lineup Sunday when the Nationals take on the Marlins.

Rendon's 17-game hit streak officially ended Saturday, as he went 0-for-1 with a hit-by-pitch before being lifted from the game. He's eligible to hit free agency this upcoming winter and is hitting .371/.451/.771 with six homers and 10 doubles to start the 2019 campaign.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo recently expressed hope that his club would work out an extension with Rendon - who's represented by agent Scott Boras - prior to him hitting the open market, according to Bob Trosset of NBC Sports.

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