Texas Rangers reliever Mike Adams didn’t make the team’s
25-man roster for their one-game playoff against the Baltimore Orioles, and his
status remains uncertain if the team is able to advance to the American League
Division Series, reports Scott Crisp of NBCDFW.com:
“My neck actually feels
pretty good,” said Adams, per the Dallas Morning News. “But the symptoms of TOS
have become a little more pronounced now that I know what I’m looking for. At
least I know what’s going on. I hope everything is calmed down where I can get
a feel for the ball and contribute. It’s just been frustrating to sit and
Adams has been dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome, which
Crisp describes as basically a sore neck, adding that the syndrome is
characterized by a rib compressing nerve or blood vessel. It’s not an extremely
serious injury, and the Rangers are hoping the cortisone shot the right-hander
recently received will allow him to return later in the playoffs.
Over 61 appearances for the Rangers, Adams maintained an ERA
and WHIP of 3.27 and 1.395.