Rangers reach agreement with right-handed Arihara Kohei, According to “Sports” (Twitter link) reported. According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter), this is a two-year contract and the price is between 6-7mm.
The 28-year-old Arihara has played for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham fighter of Japanese professional baseball for the past six seasons. In 836 professional competitions at the highest level in Japan, the original editor defeated the 2.1 BB/9 ERA with a score of 6.7 K / 9 and got a 3.74 ERA. In the past two years, he has been particularly productive. Arihara achieved a career-best 8.8 K/9 minimum 2.46 ERA in 2019. In the past season, he scored 3.46 with a score of 7.2 K/9 in 1
Jason Coskrey wrote an article for Baseball America after the peak season of Arihara in 2019 and pointed out that right-handers played a role at the low end of the 90s and relied mainly on his fastball. , Shift and slide bar. However, Arihara’s arsenal has as many as seven different pitching points, and Coskrey pointed out that he is good at using his auxiliary power to balance opponent batters. His free throw history is also very long, in the past five NPB seasons, he has shot no more than 2.2 steps per 9 innings.
Arihara is known for his overwhelming ingredients, and his strikeout rate is relatively low. Yamaguchi ToshiHe signed a similar contract with the Blue Jays in the last offseason, and his total number of strikeouts during his stay in Japan has always been higher than that of Yuyuan.Also have ugnochiyuki, This winter, the high-profile NPB startup program can be provided to MLB teams through the release system. This may indicate that Arihara is more suitable for rotation, although he thinks Texas has a good chance.
Kyle Gibson with Jordan Lyles Maybe try to rebound from the frustrating 2020 season. Dan Dunning After coming from the White Sox, you will definitely get a job rotation Lance Lynn trading. However, there is still a lot of uncertainty beyond these three (and even between the three). Colby Allard He was eliminated last season and has not established himself as a major league starter. Kyle CodyNever won in five games last season, this is the only player who is still playing multiple games in Texas.
In addition to Arihara’s salary, Rangers will also pay release fees to combatants in accordance with the terms of the MLB-NPB posting system. The fighter will receive a payment equal to 20% of the contract value. According to the specific terms of the contract, this will make the posting fee between $1.2MM-1.4MM. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (via Twitter) heard that the total expenditure in Texas is about 7.5MM.
According to reports, the Red Sox and Padres are the other finalists in Arita’s bid, and their release window is set to expire tomorrow. San Diego and Boston will now have to turn to other places to seek more spin depth.