Rainey to 60-day IL, Nats select Clippard's contract

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard and placed right-handed pitcher Tanner Rainey on the 60-day Injured List with a right UCL sprain on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Clippard, 37, joins the Nationals for the first time in 2022. He went 4-1 with one save, a 2.48 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 36.1 innings for Triple-A Rochester this season. Since May 3, Clippard was 3-1 with a 1.00 ERA (3 R/27.0 IP) in 23 appearances, working 20 scoreless outings.

Twice an All-Star (2011 and 2014) with Washington during a seven-year stint with the club from 2008-14, Clippard was 34-24 with a 2.68 ERA and 34 saves. During his 15-year Major League career, he is 56-48 with a 3.13 ERA in 803 games.

Rainey, 29, went 1-3 with 12 saves and a 3.30 ERA in 29 games this season.

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