Injuries & Roster Moves: Khrush on waivers

June 13th, 2021

Keep track of the Rangers' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 13: OF/DH Khris Davis placed on unconditional release waivers
The nine-year veteran was designated for assignment by Texas on June 8 after a rough start to the season in which he hit just .157 with two home runs and five RBIs over 22 games. After being acquired in a trade with Oakland on Feb. 6, he opened the season on the injured list with a quad strain suffered in Spring Training. Rangers general manager Chris Young said the move was more about where the organization is in the rebuilding process than Davis’ performance. If unclaimed on waivers, Davis will become a free agent on June 15.

INJURY UPDATES

10-DAY IL

RHP Ian Kennedy (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: Mid-June
Kennedy is yet another Rangers pitcher to go down this season, with the closer going on the 10-day injured list with a mild hamstring strain. Manager Chris Woodward said an IL move might not have been necessary and Kennedy could have pitched through it, but the training staff wanted to be cautious with him. (Last updated: June 9)

OF (left rib cage contusion)
Expected return: TBD
Dahl has struggled with injuries this season, and the injury bug struck him again following an awkward collision with the right field wall on a Jared Walsh home run in the Rangers' loss to the Angels on May 25. Dahl has hit .208 with 4 home runs and 12 RBIs in 42 games this season, his first with the Rangers. (Last updated: May 26)

60-day IL

RHP (right UCL sprain)
Expected return: July 22
Wood had been placed on the 10-day IL on May 25 after exiting the May 22 game against Houston with a right elbow issue. His official diagnosis is a sprained right UCL. Wood can begin throwing again in two weeks; he won’t be available to return for two months, at the earliest. Wood was on the active roster from May 15-22, posting a 3.60 ERA over 5 relief appearances. (Last updated: June 4)

RHP (right middle finger contusion; right shoulder)
Expected return: September
Arihara had an aneurysm in his right shoulder and underwent surgery on May 27. He was recently moved to the 60-day IL, and manager Chris Woodward hopes to have him return to the big league club before the end of the season. He will resume a throwing program in a few weeks and will be sidelined for a minimum of 12 weeks. (Last updated: May 29)

RHP (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
Cody posted a 7.94 ERA before being sidelined on May 9, when he was moved from the 10-day IL to the 60-day. He won’t be eligible for a return to the big league roster until late June at the earliest. (Last updated: May 25)

1B (right knee)
Expected return: TBD
Guzmán sustained a meniscus tear in his right knee on April 12 against Tampa Bay. He was initially placed on the 10-day injured list before a reevaluation suggested surgery would be necessary. He had surgery on April 28 and has been rehabbing ever since. (Last updated: May 25)

C (left hamstring; right knee)
Expected return: TBD
Huff, the Rangers’ No 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, sustained a right knee injury in Minor League camp and has been on the 60-day IL since May 4. He underwent knee surgery in Arlington on April 28. Huff was sidelined for most of big league camp as well with a left hamstring injury, which originally put him on the 10-day IL. (Last updated: May 25)