Nationals acquire reliever David Carpenter from Yankees


Yankees reliever David Carpenter, who was designated for assignment last week, has been traded to the Nationals in exchange for minor league infielder Tony Renda.

Carpenter has bounced around a ton and is now on his fifth team at age 29, but he throws hard and has a 3.73 ERA with 212 strikeouts in 205 career innings as a big leaguer.

Renda was the Nationals’ second-round draft pick in 2012, but he’s hitting just .267 with one homer and a .673 OPS in 54 games at Double-A as a 24-year-old this season and is not considered much of a prospect.