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Nationals' Anthony Rendon scratched last night, not in lineup tonight for Harrisburg

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Washington Nationals' infielder Anthony Rendon was scratched from last night's rehab game with the Harrisburg Senators. Matt Williams talked last night about why he was scratched. He's not in the lineup for the Senators today either...

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Anthony Rendon was originally listed as part of the Harrisburg Senators' lineup for last night's game, penciled in at second for the third game of his rehab stint with the Washington Nationals' Double-A affiliate.

But before the game, Rendon was scratched.

The Nationals released the following statement on Twitter after news that Rendon was scratched got around:

Nats' skipper Matt Williams provided reporters with more information after the Nationals' 8-4 loss to the Braves.

"Cold weather," Williams elaborated. "Knee just was not getting loose like he wanted it to, so we made sure tonight and just shut him down. He had a good work day. Took grounders, hit, did all the things, but it was a little chilly there and he had a little issue getting loose with the knee, so we just decided to be safe with that."

Rendon is not, however, back in the Senators' lineup tonight as Washington Post writer James Wagner noted on Twitter this afternoon:

No word yet as to why Rendon's not playing tonight.

• We talked about where Rendon will play when he returns, being worried about last night's scratch, the Nationals' sixth straight loss and more with FBB's Doghouse and the District Sports Page's Dave Nichols after last night's game on Nats Nightly...

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