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35 Kohei Arihara SP

Texas Rangers

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July 28, 2021 11:20 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Door open for September return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said last week that Arihara (shoulder) could be ready to return from the 60-day injured list in September, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Arihara has been on the shelf since late May, when he underwent surgery to remove an aneurysm and address artery damage in his right shoulder. Since Arihara's procedure wasn't a reconstructive one, he'll have a shot to pitch again in 2021, but his ability to return will likely hinge on him steering clear of any setbacks as he moves through a throwing program. Given that Arihara isn't believed to have resumed mound work at this stage of his recovery, he'll most likely be used as a reliever rather than a starter if he makes his way back to the Rangers in September.

May 30, 2021 09:40 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Updated timeline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara (shoulder) will begin a throwing program in a few weeks.

The Rangers are estimating Arihara will be sidelined a minimum of 12 weeks, but the club is hoping he can pitch before the end of the season. Arihara underwent surgery Thursday to remove an aneurysm and repair the artery in his right shoulder.

May 28, 2021 07:24 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Shoulder procedure completed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara underwent surgery Thursday to remove an aneurysm and repair the artery in his right shoulder, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.

The procedure puts Arihara's availability for the remainder of the season in jeopardy, though the Rangers aren't yet ready to rule out the right-hander from returning to action in August or September. He'll spend the next month resting up before the Rangers re-evaluate him in late June, at which time he could be cleared to begin a throwing program.

May 26, 2021 02:40 PM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Shifts to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers transferred Arihara (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

Arihara will be on the mend for at least three months after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder last week, so his move to the 60-day IL won't have any bearing on his recovery timetable. The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Jason Martin, who was promoted from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.

May 22, 2021 03:08 PM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Could miss entire season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara will be shut down for at least 12 weeks following shoulder surgery and may miss the rest of the year, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports.

Arihara was on the injured list due to a finger issue, but the Rangers have since discovered a much more serious injury. He'll go under the knife soon to repair a shoulder aneurysm. The righty will be unable to throw until at least mid-August and will then have to build back up to full strength, leaving him with little time left in the season even if his recovery goes smoothly. Even a minor setback could mean his first MLB season is over after just seven starts.

May 16, 2021 09:56 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Bullpen session Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 10, 2021 02:20 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Moves to IL with finger injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 8, 2021 11:28 PM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Shelled in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 7, 2021 03:40 PM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Cleared to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 7, 2021 06:36 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Bullpen pushed to Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara (finger) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.

An earlier report had Arihara throwing a bullpen Wednesday, but it was pushed to Thursday. If the right-hander comes out of the session without a setback, he is expected to start Saturday. If not, then Dane Dunning will start Saturday with Kyle Gibson going Sunday.

May 5, 2021 01:08 PM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Bullpen session on tap Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 4, 2021 10:00 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Testing finger Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara (finger) will play catch Tuesday, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Arihara received an injection into an area of his right middle finger that had a callus. If he's still feeling discomfort following Tuesday's session, he'll likely be placed on the injured list. However, if he makes it through without an issue, Arihara will be allowed to pitch on his next turn through the rotation. His scheduled start Wednesday is being skipped after two ineffective outings that might be related to the finger issue.

May 3, 2021 01:52 PM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Pushed off Wednesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara (finger) will be pushed back in the Rangers' pitching schedule after Hyeon-Jong Yang was awarded the start for Arihara's next turn in the rotation Wednesday against the Twins, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports.

While Arihara won't be available to pitch on his normal rest while he contends with a sore right middle finger, the Rangers aren't yet ruling out the right-hander from making a start later in the week. He recently received an injection in the finger, and the Rangers are hopeful Arihara will show enough improvement in the coming days to avoid a stint on the injured list. The rookie right-hander has been hit hard over his last two outings, failing to escape the third inning on both occasions while surrendering five home runs and six walks between the starts.

May 2, 2021 03:56 PM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Gets injection for sore finger
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara received an injection to address a sore right middle finger, an injury he picked up during his start in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

The sore finger and an accompanying callus on the digit likely had an effect in the rookie submitting his worst start of the season, as Boston torched him for six runs on four hits -- all home runs -- and two walks over 2.2 innings. The Rangers are optimistic that Arihara will be ready to go for his next turn through the rotation Wednesday in Minnesota, but if the injection fails to have its desired effect in a timely fashion, he'll likely be moved to the 10-day injured list. Long reliever Hyeon-Jong Yang would presumably be the top candidate to make a spot start if Arihara isn't cleared to face the Twins, according to Daniel Guerrero of MLB.com.

May 2, 2021 12:44 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Velocity down Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara exhibited diminished velocity during Friday's start, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Texas coaches entered Friday's contest concerned that Arihara was tipping pitches and are now worry about reduced velocity. He recorded just one swing-and-miss among his 55 pitches. "The speed on the split is like way lower," manager Chris Woodward said after the game. "So it's just, I don't know. I don't know if there's something. We asked him. He said he felt fine. I don't know if it's the four days rest. It's something we're going to have to address." The right-hander has allowed 11 runs and five home runs in 4.2 innings over his last two starts. Meanwhile, the Rangers got 4.1 scoreless innings out of reliever Hyeon-Jong Yang, who has shined in two bullpen-saving relief appearances this week. Woodward confirmed that Yang is being evaluated for a spot in the rotation, presumably as a replacement for Arihara.

May 1, 2021 12:40 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Allows four homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara (2-3) yielded six runs on four hits and two walks over 2.2 innings Friday, striking out one batter and taking a loss against Boston. He allowed four home runs.

Boston jumped on Arihara right out of the gate with J.D. Martinez knocking a three-run blast and Xander Bogaerts following up with a solo shot before an out was recorded. The 28-year-old then served up solo homers to Martinez and Rafael Devers in the third. After a promising start to his MLB career, Arihara has been hammered for 11 runs and five home runs in just 4.2 innings over his last two outings. He'll carry a 5.76 ERA into next week's projected start in Minnesota.

April 30, 2021 07:20 PM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Team addresses pitch tipping
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers addressed a potential pitch-tipping situation with Arihara ahead of his scheduled start Friday against the Red Sox, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

In his last start against the White Sox on Sunday, Arihara allowed 10 baserunners in just two innings. Chicago batters laid off his splitter and changeup, which aroused suspicion among Texas coaches. "I did kind of see something there," manager Chris Woodward said. "[Co-pitching coach] Doug [Mathis] talked to him a little bit about it, just to make sure that we get ahead of it. I don't know if they had it or not, but it just looked kind of fishy to me."

April 26, 2021 03:00 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Struggles in loss Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara (2-2) allowed five runs on six hits and four walks over two innings in a loss to the White Sox on Sunday. He failed to record a strikeout.

Arihara needed 70 pitches (40 strikes) to labor through two innings in his worst of five starts this year. He had pitched 11.1 scoreless innings over his last two outings before Sunday's poor showing. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 4.03 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 13:7 K:BB in 22.1 innings overall. His next start is expected to be Friday versus the Red Sox.

April 20, 2021 11:40 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Mixing pitches with success
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara has reverted to the unpredictable style of pitching that made him successful in Japan, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. He threw seven different pitches in Monday's win over the Angels, according to Statcast.

Arihara tried to establish the fastball during his first two starts, in which he went 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA. Since that didn't work, he went back to the style he used back in Japan, and the results over his two most recent starts have been far more impressive -- 11.1 scoreless innings with an 11:2 K:BB.

April 20, 2021 01:00 AM
Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Fires 5.2 scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arihara (2-1) yielded two hits and two walks over 5.2 shutout innings Monday, striking out six batters and earning a win over the Angels.

Arihara put a runner on base in each of the first two innings but quickly wiped them out with a double play both times. The only trouble he really created was in the sixth inning when he let two Angels get on base with two outs. He was removed and Brett Martin finished off the inning without letting a run come home. Arihara will carry a strong 2.21 ERA into Sunday's road start against the White Sox.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
05/08vs SEAW 9-83.26533
04/30vs BOSL 1-612.24621
04/25@ CHWL 4-812.06540
04/19@ LAAW 6-415.22026
04/14@ TBW 5-115.23005
04/09vs SDL 0-314.05211
04/03@ KCL 4-115.06301
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021TEX236.5977000028.7322221721217
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Total236.6707000028.3322221721217
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SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021TEX032321.0000001.2861.53512714.44
2020TEX000---00000------0---
Total032321.0000001.2861.55312714.61
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
08/11/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Hiroshima, Japan
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
0