Injuries & Roster Moves: Barlow gets a shot

June 23rd, 2021
Andy Nietupski/MiLB.com

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

ROSTER MOVES

June 23: RHP selected from Triple-A Round Rock
Barlow has only worked out of the bullpen this season in Triple-A, notching seven saves and a 2.57 ERA over 17 relief appearances (21 innings). His seven saves are tied for the Triple-A West league lead. Barlow was picked in the 11th round of the 2016 MLB Draft out of Salt Lake Community College and is looking to make his big league debut during the Rangers’ homestand

June 23: LHP recalled from Triple-A Round Rock
Benjamin has been with the big league club for three separate stints this season, posting a 0-2 record with an 8.76 ERA in 12 1/3 innings. At Triple-A, he’s started four times, going 1-2 with a 6.60 ERA.

June 23: RHP  optioned to Triple-A Round Rock
Evans was called up to the big league roster on May 25 and compiled an 8.68 ERA over nine appearances (9 1/3 innings) out of the bullpen. He’s blown two saves over that time span. He opened the season on the injured list and made five appearances with Round Rock before getting called up. With Round Rock, Evans posted a 1-0 record with a 2.35 ERA and a .172 opponents batting average.

June 23: RHP designated for assignment
de Geus was selected from the Dodgers’ Triple-A squad in the Rule 5 Draft in December 2020. With the Rangers this season, he had an 8.44 ERA across 19 relief appearances in his first year in the big leagues. If he clears waivers, de Geus must first be offered back to the Dodgers before Texas would be able to reassign him to a Minor League roster.

INJURY UPDATES

10-day IL

OF (left rib cage contusion)
Expected return: Late June, early July
Dahl has struggled with injuries this season, and the injury bug struck him again after he ran into 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 four home runs and 12 RBIs in 42 games this season, his first with the Rangers. He said the rib injury spread to his back and upper thoracic region, which caused his back to lock up. It was similar to an injury that caused him to miss time in 2017. He started a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on June 19 and was moved to Double-A Frisco on June 23 with the Round Rock Express heading out on a road series at El Paso. Through three games at Triple-A, Dahl went 2-for-11 with a double and a triple, playing two games in left field and one at designated hitter. (Last updated: June 23)

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)