Yanks get infield prospect Renda from Nats
Carpenter sent to Washington; righty had 4.82 ERA in 22 appearances for New York
NEW YORK -- The Yankees have acquired Minor League infielder Tony Renda from the Nationals in exchange for right-hander David Carpenter in a deal announced on Thursday.
This season with Double-A Harrisburg, Renda batted .267 (55-for-206) with 31 runs, 10 doubles, one triple, one homer, 23 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 54 games. He also drew 19 walks with 15 strikeouts.
Over 367 games in four Minor League seasons, the 24-year-old Renda has primarily played second base and owns a .288 batting average and a .366 on-base percentage. He was the Nationals' second-round Draft selection in 2012 out of the University of California, Berkeley.
Carpenter, 29, was designated for assignment by New York on June 3. The club had planned on having Carpenter handle seventh-inning situations, but he was unable to find a consistent run and finished his Yanks stint with an 0-1 record and a 4.82 ERA in 22 appearances.
"For whatever reason, he never got on a roll for us," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "At times, it was a struggle. He was someone that we expected to be a big part of our bullpen. He worked extremely hard, he was great in the clubhouse. It's just unfortunate."
Carpenter was acquired from the Braves along with left-hander Chasen Shreve in a New Year's Day swap that sent left-hander Manny Banuelos to Atlanta. Carpenter owns a 3.73 ERA in 210 career appearances with the Astros (2011-12), Blue Jays ('12), Braves (2013-14) and Yankees.