Arihara (finger) is likely to throw a bullpen session Sunday, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports. Arihara has been on the injured list since May 9 due to an issue with the middle finger of his throwing hand. The Rangers have not announced a replacement for Arihara, whose next turn is due Wednesday against the Yankees.
The Rangers placed Arihara on the 10-day injured list Sunday due to a right middle finger injury, Sam Blum of The Dallas Morning News reports. Arihara had experienced discomfort in the finger following his April 30 outing against the Red Sox, resulting in the Rangers skipping him for one turn through the rotation. The rookie demonstrated enough progress to gain clearance to start Saturday against the Mariners, but he wasn't in top form, as he was shelled for five runs on six hits and three walks over 3.2 innings. Manager Chris Woodward noted that Arihara disclosed following the poor start that the sore finger was still affecting him, so the Rangers will shut him down for the next week and a half with the hope that extended rest resolves the issue. Hyeon-Jong Yang, Kolby Allard and Wes Benjamin are the most likely candidates to step in as the Rangers' fifth starter while Arihara is on the shelf.
Arihara allowed five runs on six hits and walked three while striking out three over 3.2 innings of work in Saturday's victory over the Mariners. He didn't factor into the decision. The 28-year-old now holds a 6.59 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the year. His spot in the Rangers' rotation may be in jeopardy.
Arihara (finger) completed a bullpen session Thursday with no issues and will start Saturday versus the Mariners. The 28-year-old was pushed back from Wednesday's scheduled start after receiving an injection in his right middle finger earlier in the week, but he'll only end up having his outing pushed back a few days. Arihara has a 5.76 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 14:9 K:BB through 25 innings this season, and he's surrendered 11 runs across his past two starts.
Arihara (finger) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The 28-year-old was scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start after receiving an injection in his right middle finger, but he's now scheduled for a bullpen session and could start Saturday if all goes well. Arihara was able to throw without any pain Tuesday, and he'll likely push things harder during the bullpen session.
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