The Rangers placed reliever Shawn Kelley on the injured list May 9 (retroactive to May 6) because of an infection, though details of the condition weren’t publicly known at the time. It turns out Kelley had to undergo surgery Thursday to remove at least two lumps from his vocal cords, the right-hander announced Saturday (via Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram and TR Sullivan of MLB.com).
“I went on the IL originally to get them biopsied, and I guess the biopsy wasn’t conclusive enough,” Kelley revealed. “So they removed them. I still don’t know the results of what’s in my throat, but it’s out and I’m going to get back to pitching.”