Yankees Trade David Carpenter To Nats
The Yankees have traded recently designated right-hander David Carpenter to the Nationals in exchange for minor league second baseman Tony Renda. Carpenter was recently brought up after outfielder Nate McLouth was been placed on the 60-day DL.
New York acquired Carpenter from the Braves this offseason on the after a couple excellent seasons working as a setup man for Craig Kimbrel in the Atlanta's bullpen. Carpenter is now earning $1.275MM after avoiding arbitration this offseason, and the remaining $815K or so of that sum will be picked up by the Nats.
The 24-year-old Renda, a second-round pick of the Nats in 2012, ranked as Washington’s No. 12 prospect this offseason according to Baseball America and currently ranks 22nd on MLB.com’s Top 30 list. Renada, is a good defender, hits for average, but don't expect him to be the next Robinson Cano.