New York traded top prospect Manny Banuelos to the Braves for Carpenter this offseason, and the deal hasn’t worked in the Yankees favor. They also acquired Chasen Shreve, who’s been stellar in his first 25 innings this season. Banuelos has posted a 2.11 ERA with a 5-0 record in Triple-A Gwinnett this season.
Carpenter, 29, pitched 18 2/3 innings for the Yankees, posting a 4.82 ERA and giving up 3 home runs. He hasn’t lost much velocity off his fastball, but has struggled with command at times. Carpenter is owed $815K for the rest of this season, and the Nationals will pick that up.
Renda, 24, was a second-round pick in 2012, and was the Nats number 12 prospect according to our rankings. He had a slash line of .267/.333/.340 with one homer, 23 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in Double-A Harrisburg. Renda is a solid defender and has decent speed with potential at the plate.