The Rangers kept left-hander Matt Harrison from throwing on Tuesday because of neck stiffness. A day later, he started feeling some discomfort in his lower back.
Harrison, who last season had as many operations on his back as starts (two), said Tuesday that he feels good and is on track to be ready for spring training and the start of the season.
Rangers starter Matt Harrison underwent Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery on Monday in Dallas and is expected to return for Spring Training next March.
Matt Harrison was doing everything he could to get back in the Texas Rangers’ rotation for the pennant chase. Their opening day starter will have to wait until next season.
Harrison made only two starts at the beginning of the season before two operations on a herniated disk in his lower back. He had been pitching in rehab games before feeling a twinge in his elbow and numbness in his hand last week.
Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has had a setback in his recovery, needing another operation eight days after surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back.
Even when the Rangers drop an 11-spot hammer on the Angels, the Rangers know where their Texas toast is buttered: “Pitching, pitching, pitching.”
Texas Rangers opening-day starter Matt Harrison is going to have back surgery and likely will be out of the rotation until after the All-Star break.
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.