Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest
By ANTHONY ANDRO  |  Last updated 8/14/13
ARLINGTON, Texas A season that started with Matt Harrison being the Opening Day starter for the Texas Rangers came to a less-than-spectacular ending Tuesday when the Rangers shut the lefty down because of his surgically-repaired back. A 0-2 record and two April starts wasn't how Harrison envisioned 2013 going. "Forgettable I guess," Harrison said when asked to sum up 2013. "It's just been rough. At this point, I'm just trying to clear my head and try to do as much as I can, do my rehab and get this back strengthened back up hopefully for a healthy 2014." Since his two April starts, Harrison has had two back surgeries and then had his rehab stint stopped after two outings. Harrison starting experiencing some pain in his left elbow Friday and had the rehab start cut short. The good news is that there's no problem with the elbow as the pain was caused by Harrison trying to overcompensate for a back that's still not strong enough to allow Harrison to pitch. "I'm not made because I knew I did everything possible to get back," Harrison said. "I felt like I was 100 percent and I guess my back was just not really ready for game speed and it started getting weak again and down my leg a little bit." Harrison is supposed to rest for at least the next three weeks but he expects to be throwing before the season ends. Then the 2012 All-Star can shift his focus to what he hopes is an unforgettable 2014 season.
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