Based on a Tweet by fellow Reds prospect Rookie Davis, it appears that Tony Renda will be joining the Reds on Tuesday.
Both Renda and Scott Schebler were scratched from the lineup in Louisville on Tuesday.
Following the trade of Jay Bruce, there is an open spot on each of the 25-man and 40-man rosters. It appears that Renda will fill both.
In 23 games with Triple-A Louisville, Renda hit .280 with a .710 OPS. He was also recently activated from the DL.
Renda started the season with Pensacola and hit .326 with an .836 OPS in 261 at bats prior to being promoted.
Renda was acquired with Eric Jugielo, Caleb Cotham, and Rookie Davis from the Yankees in return for Aroldis Chapman prior to the 2016 season. He was originally a second round pick of the Washington Nationals in 2012 out of California.
In his Minor League career, Renda has been a solid average hitter, and has the ability to have some gap power, picking up 30 doubles in 2015 in Double-A. He also added 43 doubles in his second professional season in 2013.
Renda has some sneaky speed and is athletic enough to steal some bases. He also handles the bat well enough to walk nearly as much as he strikes out.
It is unclear at this point if Schebler will join the Reds too. If so, a corresponding 25-man move will be made, but Schebler is already on the 40-man.