Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Strikes Again


Feb 25, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Nate Adcock poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have had several players suffer from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome over the past few years (most notably Matt Harrison last sesaon), and Nate Adcock is the newest one to be added to that list. Nate Adcock was not going to make the Texas Rangers to start the season anyway, but now he will be going for most of the season at any level of play. Nate Adcock had only pitched 1.2 innings so far in camp, and his ERA was 32.40.

Nate Adcock got into 36 games for the Royals between 2011 and 2012, and was exclusively used in the minors in 2013. He got into 26 games in 2013 at the AAA level in two different organizations, and it did not go well for the 26-year-old right hander. He posted an ERA of 7.09 in Omaha and an ERA of 6.67 for Reno, giving him a cumulative ERA of 6.67 last season. One wonders how long the shoulder has been bothering him.

So as Adcock prepares for his surgery, the Texas Rangers prepare to go on without him. The question now is who is going to make the roster from the pitching department? And will anyone else need surgery? The hope is obviously that Adcock will be the only one to need the surgery this season, and that the Texas Rangers will have someone step up at some point, since Alexi Ogando had another disappointing outing today and Joe Saunders was less than impressive yesterday. Stay here for all the news and opinion you want and need about the Texas Rangers.