The New York Yankees have traded right handed pitcher David Carpenter to the Washington Nationals in exchange for infielder Tony Renda.
Renda is a minor leaguer who lines up primarily at second base. He is 24-years-old and was selected in the second round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Nationals after a stellar tenure at the University of California.
In the Minors Renda batted .267 with 23 RBI and 1 HR in 206 at bats for the Harrisburg Senators.
Carpenter was acquired by the Yankees this offseason after having two fantastic seasons acting as a setup man for the Atlanta Braves’ bullpen. However his time in New York has been abysmal posting a 4.82 ERA along with only 11 strikeouts and seven walks.
This move was one for the future as the Yankees decided to cut their losses on Carpenter and move on. If Carpenter does turn his season around, this deal would be a big win for the Nationals as they would have Carpenter locked up until 2017.