Tanner Rainey

Tanner Rainey

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/244 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Hammond, Louisiana
College: West Alabama
Draft: 2015 2nd round by the
  • Federal Baseball

    Washington Nationals news & notes: Tanner Rainey returns from Tommy John surgery...

    A little over a year removed from Tommy John surgery, Tanner Rainey got back on the hill in the minors this past August on a rehab stint. Nationals' manager Davey Martinez told reporters he was happy to have the 30-year-old working his way back in the club's system, as Rainey tried to get his mechanics in order, while building up his arm. Acquired by Washington from Cincinnati in a straight-up deal for Tanner Roark back in 2018, Rainey had a breakout year in 2020's COVID campaign, and bounced back from a rough '21 season with a strong showing in 2022 before the elbow injury. Rainey made 13 appearances in the Nationals' system before the front office tried to find a way to get him back up on the major league roster at the end of the season this past year.

  • WTOP News

    Dominic Smith and Cory Abbott DFA'd by the Nats. Victor Robles and Tanner Rainey avoid arbitration

    First baseman Dominic Smith and right-hander Cory Abbott were designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. The club also requested unconditional release waivers for right-hander Andrés Machado. The Nationals said Machado plans to pitch in Japan. The moves opened room on the 40-man roster, and Washington selected the contracts of four pitchers: right-handers Cole Henry and Zach Brzykcy, and left-handers DJ Herz and Mitchell Parker.