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2021 Year in Review: Kohei Arihara

With the 2021 season having come to a close, we are looking back at the year that was for members of the Texas Rangers. Today we are looking at pitcher Kohei Arihara. In doing these write-ups, obviously, whenever I do a write-up, I have to pick a player who hasn’t been written up yet.
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Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Competes for bullpen

Arihara is a non-roster invitee to Texas' major-league training camp, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. He will compete for a spot in the bullpen. Arihara was part of the Rangers' Opening Day roster and a member of the team's starting rotation in 2021, but he fell short of expectations. A stint on the 60-day injured list (finger) impacted his ability to adjust to MLB, and the right-hander posted a 6.64 ERA over 10 starts before he was designated for assignment in September. Arihara cleared waivers and is back in the organization with an opportunity to contribute as a reliever.
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Kohei Arihara clears waivers, is outrighted

Texas Rangers pitcher Kohei Arihara has cleared waivers and been outrighted to AAA Round Rock, the team announced yesterday. As part of that announcement, it was indicated that Arihara is expected to start for Round Rock this coming weekend. Arihara clearing waivers was not unexpected, as the righthander is due...
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Kohei Arihara deserved second season with Texas Rangers

Kohei Arihara was the Texas Rangers‘ biggest offseason acquisition. A solid pitcher in Japan, he had signed a two year contract with Texas, likely serving as a bridge option while they looked to rebuild the roster. However, for just $7.44 million over two years, Arihara was a worthwhile investment, someone that could easily return a great deal of value.
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Texas Rangers designate Kohei Arihara for assignment

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right-hander Kohei Arihara was designated for assignment Sunday by the Texas Rangers, who signed the Japanese pitcher to a two-year contract last winter. The move with Arihara before the series finale against the Chicago White Sox cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for the Rangers to reinstate right-hander Mike Foltynewicz from the COVID-related injury list.
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Kohei Arihara fights in Texas Rangers 7-2 loss to Houston Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas – In their final streak of the 2021 season, the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros traded one-sided wins. Houston won the game 15-1 on Monday night. The Rangers won 8-1 on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, the Astros reciprocated with a 7-2 win at Globe Life Field. Rangers starter...
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Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Knocked around by Astros

Arihara (2-4) yielded six runs on eight hits with just one strikeout in four innings while taking the loss Wednesday against Houston. Arihara was solid -- albeit with a limited workload -- in his first two starts back from his shoulder injury, but he was overmatched Wednesday against the potent Astros. He coughed up gopher balls to Jake Meyers and Marwin Gonzalez in the second inning, then yielded three more runs in the fourth to end his night. Arihara will face another tough assignment in his next scheduled outing on the road against the Yankees.
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Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Gets another start

The Rangers list Arihara as their scheduled starter for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. After being activated from the 60-day injured list Sept. 1, Arihara was immediately thrust into the Texas rotation. The 29-year-old looked good in his first outing with Texas in nearly four months, tossing 3.1 innings (47 pitches) while striking out three and allowing one run on one hit (a solo home run) and no walks. Given his light workload his last time out, Arihara likely won't be asked to cover more than 4-to-5 frames Wednesday, which will hurt his chances of factoring into any decision.
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Colorado Rockies game no. 133 thread: Kyle Freeland vs. Kohei Arihara

Into September we go! Finishing with a 14-13 record in August, the Rockies now turn the page to September, with a goal of finishing strong and possibly playing as a spoiler in the NL West. When you include this afternoon’s game, there are just 30 more games remaining in the 2021 season.
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Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Sharp in brief outing

Arihara didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Rockies, allowing one run on one hit over 3.1 innings. He struck out three without walking a batter. Making his first big-league appearance since May 8, Arihara lasted only 47 pitches (29 strikes) but he kept Colorado off balance until serving up a solo shot to Brendan Rodgers in the fourth inning. The 29-year-old likely pitched well enough to remain in the rotation, but it could be a couple more outings before he's stretched out enough to qualify for a win.
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Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Starting in return from IL

The Rangers activated Arihara (shoulder) from the 60-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Rockies in Texas. After securing a spot in Texas' Opening Day rotation and making seven starts, Arihara had been on the shelf since early May after he developed an aneurysm in his right shoulder that required a procedure. The surgery was initially expected to threaten Arihara's availability for the remainder of the season, but he was able to progress quicker than anticipated in his recovery. After checking out fine following a pair of two-inning rehab outings in the minors, Arihara will rejoin the Texas rotation, but expect him to serve as more of a glorified opener than a traditional starter, at least for the series finale with Colorado. Glenn Otto could be a candidate to work in bulk relief behind Arihara, who tossed only 30 pitches in his final rehab start and isn't built up enough to work deep into Wednesday's contest.
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Kohei Arihara returns as Rangers finish series vs. Rockies

Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe won't need any extra inspiration when he faces the Colorado Rockies in the finale of a three-game series on Wednesday afternoon in Arlington, Texas. After collecting three hits in a 4-3 win against the Rockies on Tuesday night, including a solo home run, Lowe...
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Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Rehab moves to Round Rock

Arihara (shoulder) was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday to continue his rehab assignment. Arihara pitched two scoreless innings with Double-A Frisco in his first rehab outing last Sunday. He'll now move to Round Rock for one more minor-league appearance, and if all goes well, he'll likely be activated to join the Texas bullpen as a long reliever.
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The return of Kohei Arihara

An update on Kohei Arihara, the Texas Rangers’ injured pitcher who had surgery for an aneurysm in late May and was expected to miss the rest of the 2021 season... Kohei Arihara is apparently no longer expected to miss the rest of the 2021 season. Arihara has apparently recovered much...
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Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Kicks off rehab assignment

Arihara (shoulder) worked two scoreless innings in his rehab start Sunday at Double-A Frisco, allowing one hit and striking out two. Arihara tossed 28 pitches (16 strikes) in his first rehab start and his first appearance at any level of affiliated ball since May 8. The Rangers plan on having Arihara making one more rehab appearance before he's reinstated from the 60-day injured list. Though he had been working as a member of the rotation prior to undergoing surgery to address a shoulder aneurysm, Arihara will likely be deployed as a multi-inning reliever upon returning from the 60-day injured list.
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Rangers vs Mariners: Starting Lineups, Injury Updates On John King, Kohei Arihara

Seattle Mariners (64-56) at Texas Rangers (42-77) SEA: LHP Marco Gonzales (4-5, 4.35 ERA) TEX: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2-11, 5.66 ERA) John King (left shoulder inflammation): King threw one inning of relief in a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday and threw again on Friday night. However, he is still experiencing soreness. The Rangers are further evaluating King's status before making any decisions to activate him from the IL.
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Rangers' Kohei Arihara: Completes another sim game

Arihara (shoulder) tossed a 35-pitch simulated game Tuesday and could begin a minor-league rehab assignment next week, the Associated Press reports. Texas signed Arihara to a two-year, $6.2 million deal this winter with the expectation that he would be a mainstay in the rotation, but he made only seven starts before going on the injured list in early May with a shoulder aneurysm that required surgery. The 29-year-old initially appeared likely to be shut down for the season, but he progressed quicker than anticipated and now looks on pace to rejoin the big club by early September. According to the report, Arihara is only expected to make two rehab appearances before being reinstated from the 60-day IL, so his workloads will likely be limited if Texas brings him back in a starting role.
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