Washington Nationals put Tanner Rainey on 10-day IL

Jun 20, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tanner Rainey (21) throws the ball against the New York Mets during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed reliever Tanner Rainey on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a stress reaction in his right tibia.

The move is retroactive to Monday.

The Nationals filled his spot in the bullpen by recalling righty Ryne Harper from Triple-A Rochester. Also Tuesday, Washington selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein from Rochester and designated right-hander Justin Miller for assignment.

Rainey, 28, is 1-2 with a 6.93 ERA in 30 appearances this season. He’s struck out 31 batters over 24 2/3 innings for a rate of 11.3 per nine.

For his career, Rainey owns a 4-6 record with a 5.83 ERA across 110 games with the Cincinnati Reds (2018) and Nationals (2019-21).

Harper has worked eight innings over six games for Washington this year for an ERA of 1.13. The 32-year-old is 5-2 all time with a 4.60 ERA for the Minnesota Twins (2019) and Nationals (2020-21).

Lobstein last pitched in the majors in 2016 while with the Pittsburgh Pirates, while Miller managed a 15.00 ERA by giving up five runs over three innings in five appearances this season.

–Field Level Media