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ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison, who was already on the disabled list after having back surgery, had a setback that required additional surgery Wednesday.
Harrison had surgery for a herniated disk April 23. The surgery was deemed a success at the time but Harrison had some pain in his leg Tuesday and had an MRI Wednesday which revealed another part of the same disk in his back (L5-S1) had herniated.
Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Harrison felt fine after the surgery, which was one again performed by Dr. Drew Dossett.
"'Time will tell but the surgery went well," Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. "Our expectation is the same as it was last time. We're now seven or eight days later."
Daniels said the team hadn't put a timeline together for Harrison's return following the first surgery but the best guess for the recovery would be around three months.
"I'm still operating under that same type timeframe as of today," Daniels said. "I don't know how to quantify what that means as far as having it adjusted. I don't think it's that uncommon but obviously we would have preferred if he didn't have to have it cleaned up."
Harrison had started doing rehab but that didn't lead to the setback.
Harrison, who signed a five year, 55-million deal in the offseason, started the year 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA. He tried to pitch through what he thought was lower back soreness. He went on the disabled list April 11 and had two epidural injections to try and alleviate the pain.
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ARLINGTON, Texas Ian Kinsler's defensive play in the seventh inning Tuesday night was so good manager Ron Washington gave him a salute.
Kinsler's snare of an Alex Rios grounder up the middle and throw to first was good enough that Washington gave Kinsler a military salute from the dugout.
It's the kind of reward that perfection merits. That's what Washington thought...
ARLINGTON, Texas Justin Grimm, who was the starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers Thursday night, can only hope is May is as good as his April was.
The right-hander, who started the season in Triple A Round Rock, was named the American League rookie of the month for April.
Grimm made three starts for the Rangers, going 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA. His ERA is the lowest among AL rookie...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who has battled issues with his right oblique for the last few seasons, was out of the lineup Tuesday as Texas manager Ron Washington wanted to give him extra time to rest.
"I decided to see if I give him yesterday and today so we can settle it down a little bit," Washington said. "It's nothing he can't play...
The Texas Rangers have a rehab plan in place for right-hander Colby Lewis.
Lewis, who is scheduled to make an extended spring start Saturday in Surprise, will join Triple A Round Rock next following that game if there are no issues.
Lewis, who is coming back from a torn right flexor tendon, will make his rehab debut May 9 for Round Rock in Las Vegas with the plan for him to throw...
Your browser does not support iframes.Meet Norman the Scooter Dog.The canine put his talents on full display Thursday night in Texas as part of the Rangers' "Bark in the Park" event. Your eyes don't deceive you, folks. That dog is really riding a scooter and riding it quite well actually.He even threw out the ceremonial first pitch for Texas' game against the...
Going to the ballpark is a pretty big deal for a kid. A souvenir to commemorate the game--like a home run ball--just makes the day perfect. So imagine the dismay on this poor kids face when his sister takes his home run ball and throws it back!
In her defense--no, there is no defense for her. It's not like the Texas Rangers are infamous for throwing back opposing home run...
Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski is out of the starting lineup for the series opener against his former team, the Chicago White Sox.
Pierzynski is dealing with soreness and bruising on his right side, though manager Ron Washington said the catcher was available to pinch hit if needed Tuesday night.
Pierzynski spent the previous eight seasons with the White Sox before signing...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish overcame a shaky start for his fifth victory in April and the Texas Rangers backed him with plenty of big hits Tuesday night in a 10-6 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Darvish (5-1) struck out nine in six innings, but the game was tied when he threw the last of his 108 pitches.
Texas scored six times in the sixth to break it open. Mitch Moreland...
Major League Baseball and the players association have teamed up to donate 100,000 to people who were impacted by the fertilizer explosion in West.
The money is in addition to the more than 40,000 the Texas Rangers have already raised on their last home stand.
MLB is also encouraging fans to donate to the POINTWEST Bank Fund on its national television broadcasts. The charity will...
After a few days of tweeting, that included my question about his restaurant (assuming he would be working in the restaurant full-time these days... @frankklose 44 oz porterhouse — Roy Oswalt's Website (@royoswalt44net) May 2, 2013 Roy Oswalt has signed: #Rockies have agreed to terms on a Minor League contract...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Chicago AL at Texas, 20:05 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Chicago AL at Texas, 20:05 ET
Regarding This Game, What Makes It Notable
In terms of what makes this game notable, that’s largely due to how Texas...
The Colorado Rockies signed veteran pitcher Roy Oswalt to a minor league deal on Thursday. Oswalt posted a 5.80 ERA in 17 appearances with Texas last season.
Oswalt will report to extended spring training before being assigned to a minor league team.
During his time away from the game, Oswalt has been staying in shape at home in Mississippi. If Oswalt has anything left in his arm...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza homered in the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
Chris Sale (3-2) remained undefeated in his career against AL West teams, settling down after a rough second inning to make it through seven. The left-hander struck out seven...
The White Sox will hit the road for a six game trip starting Tuesday in Texas. The Sox went 3-5 on an abbreviated eight game homestand with two games cancelled due to weather issues. It has been a tough go for the South Siders, who have not won a series since the first week of the season.
The team they will face, the Rangers, is coming home after a 4-3 road trip and...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, May 3 @ 8:05 PM
Felix Doubront, LHP (3-0, 4.24) vs Derek Holland, LHP (1-2, 3.38)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, May 4 @ 8:05 PM
John Lackey, RHP (1-1, 2.61) vs Alexi Ogando, RHP (2-2, 3.38)
TV: NESN Plus, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...