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May 18, 2019
Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley has had two lumps surgically removed from his throat this week. Kelley says he started noticing some issues early this season. He says he’s still waiting for final results but feels good.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley had two lumps surgically removed from his throat this week.

Kelley says an initial biopsy on the lumps was inconclusive, so doctors removed a couple of “decent-sized” lumps on Thursday. The 35-year-old was put on the injured list May 9, five days after he last pitched.

Kelley says he noticed the issue early this season. He had the lumps checked this month after they got bigger and bothersome while trying to sleep.

He’s awaiting the results, but on Saturday says he feels great and is ready to return to pitching.

Kelley is 3-0 with two saves and a 1.29 ERA in 14 appearances in his first season with the Rangers.

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