Full name is Anthony John Renda. Married his wife, Samantha, on 12/12/15...They have a son, Ryan (born 12/26/17). Signed by Fred Costello (Nationals). Played 3 seasons at the University of California at Berkeley (2010-12), where his 244 career hits ranked 6th on the school's all-time list when he was drafted. Named to the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2012...As a sophomore in 2011, was named Pac-10 Player of the Year after leading the conference in hits...In 2010, was a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American. Graduated in 2009 from Serra High School in San Mateo, CA with a school-record 152 hits...As a senior, led his team to the Central Coast sectional championship. Also in 2009, was a high school All-American and was the Player of the Year in San Mateo County and the West Catholic Athletic Conference.
Made his Red Sox organizational debut after signing with the club as a minor league free agent on 4/29...Was released by ARI on 3/21. Appeared in 1 game with BOS, 42 with Triple-A Pawtucket, and 26 with Double-A Portland. Began the season with Portland and hit .371 with a 1.013 OPS for the Sea Dogs. Batted .479 (23-for-48) during an 11-game hit streak for Portland from 5/6-15...Recorded multiple hits in 5 straight games from 5/12-15 (13-for-23, .565 AVG). Placed on the disabled list on 5/27 with a left hand fracture...Reinstated on 7/4. Transferred to Pawtucket on 7/12 and hit safely in each of his 11 games with the PawSox from 7/12-24, going 22-for-49 (.449)...Recorded multiple hits in 7 straight games from 7/15-22. Selected to the ML roster on 8/4 when Ian Kinsler was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Made his Red Sox debut on 8/5 vs. NYY...Entered in the 10th inning as a pinch runner at 2B, replacing Sandy León...Scored the winning run on an Andrew Benintendi walk-off single in the Sox' 5-4, come-from-behind victory. Optioned to Pawtucket on 8/8 and spent the remainder of the season with the PawSox.
Split the season between CIN's Triple-A Louisville and ARI's Triple-A Reno. Played in only 59 games due to 3 stints on disabled lists...Was out from 4/19-26 (right hamstring strain) and 5/30-6/6 (right wrist fracture), and again with a right wrist bone spur from 7/17 through the end of the season. Acquired by ARI on 7/3 in exchange for cash considerations... Played in 8 games for Reno before suffering his season-ending injury.
At Class AA Pensacola and Class AAA Louisville combined to hit .311, second-highest average by any Reds minor league batter (Hernan Iribarren, .327)...was 1 of 12 Reds players to make his Major League debut...made 32 apps during 2 stints with the Reds, including 13 starts at 4 positions (9g/5gs at 2B, 1g/1gs at 3B, 4g/3gs in LF, 4g/4gs in RF)...originally was promoted on 8/2 with Scott Schebler to fill the roster spots vacated by Jay Bruce (traded to NYM) and Jose Peraza (optioned to Louisville)...for the Reds from 8/2-8/26 made 16 apps and 5 starts...was returned to Louisville on 8/27, when C Raffy Lopez was promoted following Tucker Barnhart's injury...rejoined the club after rosters expanded in September and made 16 more apps, including 8 starts...on 8/2 vs StL made his Major League debut, pinch hit and reached base on a sac bunt / E3 that 3 days later after review was changed to a single for his first career hit...in the top of the seventh inning of the 7-3 win on 8/7 at Pit produced his first career RBI with a pinch-hit single off Jared Hughes that extended the Reds' lead to 5-2...on 9/28 at StL produced his only 2-hit game...for Pensacola and Louisville played 2B (23g), 3B (17g) and OF (54g)...from 7/19-7/28 was on Louisville's disabled list with a sprained right wrist...on 12/5 cleared waivers and was outrighted to Louisville...on 12/9 was invited to 2017 Major League spring training camp.