Texas Rangers opening day starter Matt Harrison is eligible to come off the disabled list next week, but GM Jon Daniels doesn’t expect the left-hander back anytime soon.
Texas Rangers opening day starter Matt Harrison has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his lower back.
The Texas Rangers are leaning toward skipping left-hander Matt Harrison in the rotation Thursday as their struggling opening day starter continues to deal with a sore back.
Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.
There have been some big changes in the Texas lineup since not winning a game last October, particularly the departure of five-time All-Star and former AL MVP Josh Hamilton, now with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels.
Matt Harrison has been named opening day starter for the Rangers, and he will be followed by Yu Darvish in the rotation. The team opens in Houston on March 31.
The Rangers enjoyed an up and down Saturday against two of baseball’s storied franchises.
Matt Harrison bounced back from a rough first outing to throw three scoreless innings and the Texas Rangers went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 on Saturday.
Matt Harrison knew he wasn’t going to be as sharp as he was last season, when he won 18 games and made the AL All-Star team. Still, he didn’t think his spring training debut would be this bad.
Wednesday marks the first official workout for Rangers pitchers and catchers. Position players must report by Friday before the first full-squad workout on Saturday morning.
The Rangers have finalized a $55 million, five-year contract with All-Star left-hander Matt Harrison.
All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison and the Texas Rangers agreed Wednesday night to a $55 million, five-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.