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Shawn Kelley has throat surgery, hopes to return Monday

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Shawn Kelley had surgery Thursday to have lumps removed from his throat, but expects to be activated on Monday

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Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley had surgery on Thursday to have lumps removed from his throat, per the beat guys on Twitter. Kelley, who has been on the injured list since May 6 with what has been described as an infection, indicated that the lumps will be biopsied, but he hopes to be activated on Monday.

This is good news for Kelley, who apparently was dealing with would could have been a very serious health situation, and the Rangers, who will be getting one of their top late inning relievers back. Kelley, who was signed to a one year deal this offseason, has been used in a late inning fireman role, and will likely resume that role once he returns.