Date of Birth: 03/14/1991
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 240 lbs
Resides: Bani, DR
Previous Team: New Britain (Atl.)
Highest Level: AAA
Rainy Lara returns to the Bees for his 10th season of professional baseball and third in the Atlantic League. Last year with New Britain, he posted a 9-7 record with a 3.63 ERA with 81 strikeouts over the course of 124.0 innings of work, while being named to the league’s All-Star team for the second season in a row.
In 2017, the righthander made his Atlantic League debut with the Bridgeport Bluefish and was named to the Liberty Division All Star team. In 25 starts, he earned nine victories with a 4.31 ERA and 97 strikeouts across 142.0 innings pitched.
The 27-year-old made his professional debut in 2010 with the New York Mets organization in the Foreign Rookie-level Dominican Summer League. Prior to joining the Atlantic League, he had been in the Mets farm system for the entirety of his career, reaching the Triple-A level in both 2015 and 2016.
In 181 career minor league outings (157 starts), Rainy owns a 62-52 record with a 3.76 ERA and 667 strikeouts in 908.0 innings pitched.