The Cincinnati Reds promoted right-handed pitcher and former AAABA Tournament player Tanner Rainey from Triple-A Louisville.
A part of the New Orleans Boosters team that played in the 2013 AAABA Tournament, Rainey, 25, learned of his promotion on Monday.
He was the 71st player taken in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. The righty also was the Reds’ competitive balance pick in the 2015 draft.
In the minor leagues, Rainey went a combined 3-3 with a 3.19 ERA last year in high-A Daytona and Double-A Pensacola. He struck out 104 batters in 62 innings and throws in the high 90s while at times touching 100 miles per hour.
Five years ago, Rainey joined the Boosters for his first trip to Johnstown in the 69th annual AAABA Tournament. He was a pitcher, infielder and outfielder.
The native of Folsom, Louisian, prepped at St. Paul’s School, where he was a three-time letterman and an All-State selection.
Following two years at Southeastern Louisiana University, Rainey transferred to the University of West Alabama.