After finishing up a two-game set with the Yankees in New York, the Washington Nationals completed a trade with the Bronx Bombers this morning, acquiring 29-year-old right-hander David Carpenter in exchange for 24-year-old, 2012 Nats' 2nd Round pick Tony Renda.
Carpenter was DFA'd by the Yankees on June 3rd. He was acquired along with left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve this winter in a trade for left-hander Manny Banuelos, after two seasons with the Atlanta Braves.
In 2013, the right-handed reliever put up a 1.78 ERA, a 2.83 FIP, 20 walks (2.74 BB/9) and 74 Ks (10.14 K/9) in 65 ⅔ IP for the Braves. He followed that up with a 2014 campaign in which he had a 3.54 ERA, a 2.94 FIP, 16 walks (2.36 BB/9) and 67 Ks (9.89 K/9) in 61 IP.
In 18 ⅔ for the Yankees before he was designated for assignment, Carpenter had a 4.82 ERA (10 ER in 18 ⅔ IP), a 5.31 ERA, seven walks (3.38 BB/9) and 11 Ks (5.30 K/9) and a .270/.354/.514 line against.
In his fourth season in the Nationals' system, Tony Renda had a .267/.333/.340 line in 54 games and 228 plate appearances at Double-A Harrisburg this season with 10 doubles, a triple, a home run and 13 stolen bases.
Renda was ranked 12th overall amongst Nationals' prospects by Baseball America this winter, and was named a Carolina League (Potomac) and Arizona Fall League All-Star last season in 2014 after winning the Nationals' Bob Boone Award in 2013.
In other roster news, the Nationals moved outfielder Nate McLouth to the 60-Day disabled list, making room on the 40-Man roster, though they haven't announced a move to make room on the 25-Man roster yet.
The Nationals also reinstated left-handed reliever Sammy Solis from the 15-Day disabled list today and optioned the southpaw to Double-A Harrisburg.