Anthony Rendon met with the Texas Rangers in Houston, TX over the weekend, according to a report by Dallas Morning News’ writer Evan Grant, and the 29-year-old free agent also reportedly talked to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Stephen Strasburg is reportedly meeting with the New York Yankees in Los Angeles today, “according to two people with knowledge of the situation,” who spoke with the LA Times’ writer Jorge Castillo, and confirmed that Rendon met with the Dodgers.
While GM Mike Rizzo and Co. in the Washington Nationals’ front office, at least publicly, are saying they’re still interested in reuniting with both Rendon and Strasburg, Rizzo said at the premiere for the Nats’ World Series movie this week that he didn’t think face-to-face meet-ups with the free agents were necessary given their extended history with the players, both of whom are first round picks by the Nationals who’ve been in the organization since 2009 and 2011, respectively.
“We’ve talked to both of them. We’ve talked to the representatives of both of them. We’ve been meeting for about ten years, so there’s no need to have a personal meetings,” Rizzo explained.