Kohei Arihara Placed on 10-Day IL
Sunday roster moves: RHP Kohei Arihara had been placed on the 10-day IL with a contusion in his right middle finger. OF Eli White has been recalled from Round Rock. White will be in uniform for today’s series finale with Seattle.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) May 9, 2021
Ariahara was officially placed on the 10-day IL due to a right middle finger contusion. He started yesterday vs. the Mariners, and he struggled with five earned runs allowed over just 3 2/3 innings. This is his second-straight poor start, as he allowed six runs in his last outing over 2 2/3 innings. Overall, he’s pitched to a dismal 6.59 ERA and 6.56 FIP through his first seven outings, and he’s averaged nearly as many walks per nine innings as strikeouts. That’s not a good formula for success in the major leagues.
The Rangers took a chance on Arihara during the offseason, signing him to a two-year, $6,2M contract. He spent the previous six years pitching in Japan, and he posted a 2.46 ERA in 2019. With Arihara headed to the IL, Eli White will take his spot on the active roster.
It has not been a good start to the year for the Rangers, and they’re listed at +12000 to win the AL West on FanDuel Sportsbook.