Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/30/12
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas set-up man Mike Adams said that he was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, putting his playoff future in question. Adams is still hoping to be able to pitch in the postseason but will not travel with the Rangers to Oakland and will see more specialists. "Not good at all," said Adams, who found out about the diagnosis Saturday. "We don't know the severity of it. We can do some things to raise the pressure on whatever's going on in there. We can make this good enough where I can hopefully pitch and pitch effectively here in the next couple of weeks. It explains a lot." TOS is caused by a rib putting pressure on a nerve and leading to numbness and tingling in hand and arm. The normal process to fix it requires surgery and the removing of a rib. The Rangers have had a history of players diagnosed with TOS including Hank Blalock, Matt Harrison, John Rheinecker and Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Adams believes he was experiencing mild symptoms of TOS througho...
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