Found April 20, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Texas Rangers placed right-handed starting pitcher Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled with a lower back strain last week. Yesterday, general manager Jon Daniels told reporters – including Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest – that Harrison requires back surgery to repair a herniated disc, a procedure that carries with it an estimated recovery of two to three months. Rangers GM Jon Daniels says Matt Harrison has a herniated disk. Will have back surgery Tuesday. — Anthony Andro (@aandro) April 19, 2013 Rangers Matt Harrison said timetable he's heard for recovery is 2 1/2 to 3 months. — Anthony Andro (@aandro) April 19, 2013 Harrison was the Rangers’ Opening Day starter, as he was just coming of a five-year, $55 million contract extension he signed with the team in January. He was recently sidelined by back discomfort, and Andro notes that specifically the right-hander’s L5-S1 is the disc that’s bothering him. For those – like me – that this combination of letters and numbers means nothing to, it’s a disc in his lower back. This is certainly a tough blow to the Rangers, but the team has continued to say that it will likely not look outside the organization for pitching help. It’s already had to call on rookie Nick Tepesch to takeover a spot in the rotation, but Texas does have a trio of arms – including Colby Lewis, Neftali Feliz and Martin Perez – rehabbing from injuries. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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