Texas Rangers give update on RHP Kohei Arihara

May 22nd, 2021

Arlington, Texas — Texas Rangers right-handed pitcher Kohei Arihara will undergo a medical procedure next week to repair an aneurysm in his right shoulder. The procedure, which is a repair of the posterior circumflex humeral artery aneurysm, is scheduled to be performed on May 27 by vascular surgeon Dr. Gregory Pearl in Dallas.

The diagnosis was made after a further examination earlier this week, when Arihara continued to be bothered by symptoms in the middle finger on his right hand.

Arihara was placed on the 10-day injured list on May 9. After a period of rest and treatment, he threw a bullpen on May 17 but continued to feel discomfort.

Following the procedure, Arihara will resume a throwing program in several weeks and is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of 12 weeks.

Arihara, who was signed as a free agent in December, 2020 after six seasons pitching in Nippon Professional Baseball, is 2-3 with a 6.59 ERA in seven starts with the Rangers this season.     


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