Tony Renda

Position: 2B
Born: 1/24/1991
Height: 5'8
Weight: 175
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade from the Yankees on December 28, 2015, along with RHP Caleb Cotham and RHP Rookie Davis and INF Eric Jagielo for LHP Aroldis Chapman CIN). Originally drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (WSH).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .315 with three homers, 35 RBIs and 17 steals between Pensacola (Double-A) and Louisville (Triple-A) with 27 doubles and a .443 SLG.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Louisville August 2 along with OF Scott Schebler to fill the roster spots left open when OF Jay Bruce was traded and INF Jose Peraza was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 8/2/2016

Debut Details
August 2, in a 7-5 win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Pinch-hitting for RHP Blake Wood, he went 1-for-1. He came on in the bottom of the eighth inning with the Reds trailing, 6-4, with two on and no outs after Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart had drawn walks, and laid down a bunt single on which everyone was safe to load the bases. Though the Reds did not score on that opportunity, they tallied three in the bottom of the ninth to pull out the win (and yes, for those of you doing the math at home, it WAS a walk-off three-run homer, by Schebler).

Player Notes
Renda, in his first season with the Reds after the multi-player off-season deal with the Yankees, has now been traded twice in just over a year. He had come to the Yankees from the Nationals on June 11, 2015, in a straight-up deal for RHP David Carpenter. He has decent speed (look for double digits every season, as he’s done thus far, including a 30-steal season at Class A Hagerstown in his first full summer) and minimal power (do NOT look for double digits there as he’s combined for nine homers in five seasons). He has wielded a solid bat, boasting a .290 career average, and while he’s played primarily shortstop and second base in the past, this year he has seen most of his time in the outfield.