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.