Rangers make 3 roster transactions

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Anaheim, Calif. — The Texas Rangers announced the following roster moves prior to Wednesday’s game in Anaheim:

  • Outfielder David Dahl placed on 10-day Injured List with a left rib cage contusion
  • Outfielder Jason Martin (#50) contract selected from Triple-A Round Rock
  • Right-handed pitcher Kohei Arihara transferred from 10-day to 60-day Injured List

Dahl exited last night’s game in Anaheim after colliding with the right-field wall on Jared Walsh’s home run in the 2nd inning. He logged two at-bats following the injury before he eventually left in favor of a defensive replacement for the bottom of the 7th inning. The 27-year-old outfielder has batted .208 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI in 42 games this season, his first with the Rangers.

Martin, 25, will be in uniform for today’s series finale against the Angels, seeking his Texas debut. He has spent the entirety of the 2021 season with Round Rock, posting a .302/.413/.755/1.167 slash line with 7 home runs and 16 RBI over 15 games. His 7 home runs currently rank as 2nd-most in the Triple-A West League. Martin played for the Express in last night’s game at Tacoma, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run.run

The Corona, Calif. native, who graduated from nearby Orange Lutheran High School, will be seeking his first MLB action since Sept. 18, 2020 vs. St. Louis with Pittsburgh. Martin has appeared in 27 games for the Pirates over the last 2 seasons (2019-20), batting .200 with no home runs and 2 RBI. He was signed by Texas to a minor league contract on Dec. 14, 2020 and compiled a .367/.486/.600/1.086 slash line with 2 home runs and 7 RBI over 21 games during Spring Training.

Arihara was originally placed on the 10-day Injured List on May 9. He is scheduled to undergo a procedure tomorrow 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 by vascular surgeon Dr. Gregory Pearl in Dallas. Following the procedure, Arihara will resume a throwing program in several weeks and is expected to be sidelined for a minimum of 12 weeks. The right-hander has gone 2-3 with a 6.59 ERA in seven starts with the Rangers this season.

Following today’s transactions, the Rangers remain at the 40-man limit on the Major League roster, along with seven players on the 60-day Injured List.

From Rangers PR staff reports