Rangers’ reliever Mike Adams is feeling pretty good, after being diagnosed with some symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome--which translates in laymen’s terms to a sore neck but he remains uncertain for the American League Division Series, should Texas make it that far via a win over Baltimore on Friday.
TOS is marked by a rib compressing a nerve or blood vessel, and while it’s not terribly serious, the Rangers’ eight inning specialist for the past season and a half admits that it’s been tough to watch the action from the Texas dugout. He had a cortisone shot on Monday, which will hopefully alleviate the discomfort if and when he returns in 2012.
“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 watch.”