Rays designated hitter Jonathan Aranda will open the season on the injured list with a broken right ring finger.

Aranda, 25, was injured while fielding a ground ball on Tuesday. He will have surgery to insert a pin into the finger and is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks.

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He posted a .371/.421/.571 slash line this spring with 4 doubles, 1 homer and 7 RBIs in 13 games.

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Aranda was slated to begin the season as the Rays’ primary DH against right-handed pitchers. He also saw time defensively at first, second and third bases and in left field during his first two seasons in the majors in 2022 and 2023.

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Aranda is a career .212 hitter with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 66 games for the Rays, who originally signed the player from Mexico in 2015.