HARRISBURG -- The Washington Nationals have sent the organization's top prospect to Harrisburg.
Infielder Anthony Rendon was assigned this morning to the Senators, according to a news release. Right-handed pitching prospect Nate Karns, the Nationals' 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and catcher Sandy Leon were also sent to Harrisburg.
Rendon, 22, was one of the Nationals' most impressive players in major league spring training, hitting .375 in 13 games with four home runs and 11 RBI.
He was the sixth overall pick in 2011 draft from Rice and is ranked the organization's top prospect by Baseball America.
After fracturing his ankle at the beginning of last season, he played in only 43 games, including 21 with Harrisburg, hitting .162 for the Senators with three homers. Rendon later batted .338 in the Arizona Fall League, however.
The Nationals re-assigned left-handed pitcher Pat McCoy and infielders Will Rhymes to minor league camp, as well.