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Japanese right-hander Kohei Arihara and the Texas Rangers are in agreement on a two-year contract in the $6 million to $7 million range, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Arihara, 28, has a 3.74 ERA in six seasons with Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters. He went 8-9 in 20 appearances for the team in 2020, with 106 strikeouts and a 3.46 ERA in 132⅔ innings pitched.
The previous season, he posted a 2.46 ERA in 24 games, recording 161 strikeouts in 164⅓ innings.
The Athletic first reported the agreement.