The 2023 MLB season is underway and Rice baseball alums are busy on the mound and at the plate. Here’s the latest from the MLB Owls.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
Rendon continues to heat up at the plate, recording multi-hit games in three of six contests this week and blasting his first home run of the year in the process.
Anthony Rendon hit his first home run of the season, a three-run blast. Angels take the early lead over the Rangers. pic.twitter.com/NqCJGi9OML
— Sarah Valenzuela (@Sarah_IsabelVee) May 7, 2023
For the week, Rendon posted a staggering 1.106 OPS and recorded more RBI (six) than strikeouts (three). More importantly, the Angels were 4-2 in the process.
Through May 9, Rendon is hitting .283 with four extra-base hits, 19 walks and 14 strikeouts. His OPS is .763 and he’s collected 19 RBI.
Lucas Luetge – Atlanta Braves
Luetge received positive news this week as he worked to return from the injured list. He expects to throw live batting practice on Friday and, if all goes well, potentially make a rehab appearance sometime next week. That would put him on track to return to the big leagues sometime in the back half of May. He hasn’t appeared in a game for the team since April 12.
Through May 9, Luetge has an 8.10 ERA with a 1.800 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Miami Marlins
Chargois has been sidelined since April 10 with a right oblique strain. He has since returned to the mound for a rehab stint in AAA, most recently working 1.2 scoreless innings with two punch outs on Tuesday night.
Through May 9, Chargois has a 0.00 ERA with a 0.000 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers
Otto did not appear on the Rangers Opening Day roster despite making 27 starts for the club last season. Instead, he began the year on the injured list, landing on the 60-day IL on March 30 with a right shoulder strain. He will be sidelined for the foreseeable future.
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