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Friday on the Farm: Aaron Zavala is playing ball in Texas Rangers system, even with ‘medical anomaly’

(Down East Wood Ducks/Matthew Edwards)


When the Texas Rangers announced that they had signed second-round pick Aaron Zavala, they created a cloud of suspicion.

The deal wasn’t agreed to until the final minutes before the signing deadline because the Rangers medical staff had discovered a “medical anomaly.” The team left it at that, adding that it was a personal matter Zavala would have to disclose.

The Rangers drafted R.A. Dickey in the first round of the 1996 draft, only to discover that the right-hander didn’t have an unlar collateral ligament. At least he would never have to undergo Tommy John surgery.

General manager Chris Young didn’t disclose a baseball injury like Dickey’s, so that allowed a mind wander.

Does Zavala have a disease? Is the anomaly related to his heart?

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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