Found August 14, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Texas Rangers' starting pitcher Matt Harrison will miss the remainder of the season due to continuing back issues. As reported by Master Tesfatsion of MLB.com, Harrison left Friday's rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock with numbness in his throwing hand. General manager Jon Daniels said that although Harrison had two surgeries to repair a herniated disk in his lower back, there is nothing wrong with his back or with his arm.  The problem is simply that Harrison needs more time to be prepared physically to pitch. "His back is not where it needs to be. It needs additional rest and rehab, and because the back wasn't strong enough, he was making some adjustments and overcompensating in his delivery, and that led to some of the symptoms he had in his elbow." Harrison had two stellar seasons in a row prior to this season. In 2011, he was 14-9 with a 3.39 earned run average in 185 2/3 innings. Last season, he was 18-11 with a 3.29 earned run average in 213 1/3 innings. He was limited to two starts this year and had a high earned run average of 8.44 in 10 2/3 innings pitched. Shutting down Harrison for the season appears to be a wise decision since Harrison signed a 5 year, $55 million contract extension during last off season. It appears with the proper rehab over this off season that Harrison will be ready to go by spring training.
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