Buzz: Mike Adams in doubt for playoffs

September, 30, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers reliever Mike Adams was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a condition where a rib bone pushes against a nerve and causes numbness or pain in the arm or shoulder.


With Mike Adams out, what is the Rangers' best pitching option in the eighth inning?


Discuss (Total votes: 4,284)

Adams was told he needs to rest 7-10 days but said he hopes to pitch through the pain in the playoffs.

Rangers starter Matt Harrison had the same ailment a few years ago and was fine after surgery.

Read more about it here.

Other notes:

* Manager Ron Washington said he isn't sure what he's going to do about Monday's starter in Oakland, and much if it depends on today's doubleheader.

"We'll see where we are today and who we don't use, and make a decision," Washington said.

Martin Perez made the last start in that fifth-starter spot but isn't the only candidate for that spot. Roy Oswalt could pitch and perhaps give the club some innings. Scott Feldman and Justin Grimm also are possibilities.

* Washington said he can't worry about Adams' situation right now, saying he has to focus on "who we have on board now" as the club tries to clinch things.

* There were costumes hanging in a few lockers of some vets, meaning today is likely the day when the rookie dress up for the flight to Oakland, a baseball tradition.
Richard Durrett joined in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.



You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Jon Daniels

Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.

Galloway & Company: Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Jim Bowden

ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Chuck Cooperstein

Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.

Galloway & Company: Elvis Andrus

Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.

Galloway & Company: Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Ron Washington

Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Fire Wash?

Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.


Elvis Andrus
.302 1 3 9
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 9
OPSS. Choo .830
WP. Figueroa 2
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23