Recovered from January hernia surgery, Mike Adams set to make spring debut Friday

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Mike Adams’ recovery from January hernia surgery is well ahead of schedule and the Rangers reliever is expected to make his spring training debut Friday against the Dodgers.

Adams told Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas that he’s slightly behind the other pitchers in camp and is still “building up arm strength.”

However, he’s been throwing without any problems and has a bullpen session slated for Tuesday. Or as Adams put it: “I don’t have any pain and that’s the main thing.”

Adams logged 26 innings with a 2.10 ERA after the Rangers acquired him from the Padres on July 31, which is pretty remarkable considering he was pitching through a hernia. He’ll be Joe Nathan’s primary setup man this season in what figures to be a very deep Texas bullpen.

White Sox place Avisail Garcia on disabled list with strained hamstring

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MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports that White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The club called up outfielder Daniel Palka from Triple-A Charlotte.

Garcia, 26, suffered the injury during Monday’s game against the Mariners. He is off to a slow start this season, batting .233/.250/.315 with a home run and four RBI in 76 plate appearances.

Palka, 26, has been playing well for Charlotte, batting .286/.384/.476 with three home runs and seven RBI in 73 PA.