Rangers Closer Has Offseason Surgery

He was the Texas Rangers' closer for the first half of the season.

Pitcher Joe Barlow underwent surgery on Friday to separate a pair of fused tendons in his right wrist.

The Rangers' general manager Chris Young said that the issue was contributing to his blister issues throughout the season. The wrist procedure is expected to help limit those problems. Regardless, the good news is that Barlow should be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training.
Barlow served as the Rangers' closer during the first half of the season, converting 13 of 17 save opportunities before he was demoted from the role after struggling a bit. He was soon after placed on the injured list.

He finished the season with a 3.86 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 28 strikeouts over 35 innings of work. 
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