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The bullpen of the Texas Rangers will be a little weaker going forward. Reliever Mike Adams is expected to miss seven to ten days following a diagnosis for thoracic outlet syndrome.
While Adams will miss the rest of the season the Rangers remain hopeful that he will return for some of the playoffs.
A key member of the Rangers bullpen, Adams is 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 61 appearances. Over the last month he has appeared in just ten games.
On Friday Adams made the following comments to ESPN Dallas.
“I’m not right, right now,” Adams said. “Physically, I’m not 100 percent. I’ve been going out there battling, grinding, knowing I’m not 100 percent. Yesterday, luckily we had the lead we had. Had it been a two-run lead, obviously I would have cost us a win. I can’t keep doing that. I can’t keep putting myself through that and more importantly, I can’t do that to my teammates. Had I cost us a win yesterday, that wouldn’t have been fair to my teammates.”
The Rangers are 2.5 games ahead of Oakland for the American League West division title.
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Rangers reliever Mike Adams is out for the rest of the regular season and questionable for the playoffs because of a condition that causes numbness and tingling in the fingers.
Adams says he has been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which is caused by a bone in the upper body pressing against a nerve.
Adams won't fly with the team Sunday night for the final regular...
While Texas Rangers setup man Mike Adams received some good
news yesterday regarding his injury, the right-hander is still out indefinitely
with only a few games left in the regular season. Though there’s no timeframe on Adam’s return,
right-hander Yu Darvish said he’s set to start Sunday after Friday’s successful
Adams has struggled with...
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Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says someone posted a homophobic slur on pitcher Derek Holland's Twitter account Sunday that was directed at a heckler.
Major League Baseball is investigating the post, which was quickly taken down. Holland said Monday in Oakland he was pitching at the time and he didn't do it. He noted that only his fiancee, Lauren, had access to...
The Texas Rangers are totally set for the playoffs, eager to break out the bats, balls and gloves for really big games.
Maybe they should log on to MapQuest, Hotels.com and Travelocity, too.
Because with three days left on the schedule, the postseason picture is still impossibly scrambled. An October free-for-fall, with not a single team yet certain of when, who and where it will...
Yu Darvish vs. Zack Greinke. Now that’s a Fan Appreciation Day pitching match-up I can get behind. And it was pretty thrilling, probably moreso for Rangers fans.
The Rangers bats got to Greinke early, scoring four times on four hits in the first three innings. The last RBI hit was off the bat of Adrian Beltre in the 3rd, and then Greinke seemed to settle down. The Rangers...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers had better luck Sunday against Zack Grienke than they did against Zack Greinke.
Greinke pitched the first part of Sunday's game with his last name misspelled on the back of his jersey. The spelling on the back of it was Grienke as he allowed four runs in three innings. Greinke changed jersey between innings and maybe that changed his fortune...
BALTIMORE -- The champagne was on ice, plastic shields were in place above the cubicles in the Baltimore clubhouse and couches were removed to accommodate a celebration 15 years in the making. The party never happened -- at least not at the ballpark. Baltimore clinched its first playoff berth since 1997, but not until late Sunday when the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels...
One win and the Oakland A's are in the playoffs. Three wins and they are the AL West champions. One loss and the A's watch the Texas Rangers celebrate another division crown on the A's home turf. The A's-Rangers series will be filled with compelling storylines as the 2012 regular season comes to a close in Oakland.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels boosted their wild-card chances by rallying past the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 5-4 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Sunday.
Hunter's double into the left-center gap came off Joe Nathan (3-5), who blew a save for only the third time in 39 chances...
One win is all the Texas Rangers need to clinch a third consecutive AL West title.
A victory for the Oakland Athletics would secure their return to the postseason, but they're still looking to catch the Rangers.
Texas will try to hold off the hard-charging A's on Monday night when they meet in the opener of a three-game series that will determine the playoff fate of both...
(Eds: Angels 5, Rangers 4. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Torii Hunter hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels boosted their wild-card chances by rallying past the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 5-4 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Sunday.
Hunter's double into the left-center gap came off Joe Nathan (3...