UPDATED: Texas Rangers Injury Notes: Joe Saunders, Matt Harrison

The Texas Rangers climbed above .500 (8-7) last night with an exciting bottom-of-the-ninth win over the Seattle Mariners, but were disappointed by news that starters Joe Saunders and Matt Harrison may both remain on the DL longer than hoped. Saunders, who was hit in the left ankle by a comebacker in his first start on April 4, felt persistent pain when he tried to "ramp it...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Matt Harrison (back) to make 2nd rehab start Tuesday

Matt Harrison, the Texas Rangers' 2013 Opening Day starter, is working his way back from three surgeries (April, May and September 2013) plus a minor setback during spring training. As reported by Sports Injury Alert, Harrison was expected to make his first rehab start Thursday. He did, going two innings (41 pitches) for the Frisco RoughRiders before the game was halted by rain...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers clear Matt Harrison for rehab assignment

On the disabled list as he tries to return from multiple back surgeries last season, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been cleared to make a minor-league rehab start Thursday at Double-A. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Harrison is scheduled to throw four innings and “likely needs a few more starts, every five days, before he could join the rotation.” That...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis, Harrison making strides for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - Colby Lewis and Matt Harrison are doing all they can to get back into the Texas Rangers rotation as soon as possible. Harrison is slated to throw three innings in the team's exhibition game against Houston in San Antonio and will likely need several rehab starts before he's ready to join the rotation. Lewis will start for Triple A Round Rock Tuesday in...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Five All-Time Strangest MLB Injuries

The All-Time Craziest Injuries to MLB Players: On Monday, Texas Rangers LHP Matt Harrison received some good news regarding the stiff back and neck that had been bothering him the last few days. It turns out, a mattress that was described as “too soft” was the culprit of Harrison’s pain. Although the injury appears to be minor, the left-hander is expected to miss the first...
Via Players View
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers LHP Harrison not likely ready for opener

Matt Harrison concedes that he likely won't be ready to pitch for the Texas Rangers by opening day. The left-hander, who hasn't thrown in a week because of stiffness in his neck and back, just hopes things are different from last year. He was the opening day starter then, but made only one more start. ''Kind of trade-off from last year,'' Harrison said Sunday...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Matt Harrison shut down, sent for MRI

After missing most of 2013 with back and shoulder problems, Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is already having some health issues early in Spring Training. On Tuesday, we reported that neck stiffness caused Harrison to skip throwing his scheduled live batting practice session. The problem has now spread into his back says T.R. Sullivan, Rangers beat writer for Keith...
Via MLB Injury News
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Harrison dealing with back issues again

Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison will have an MRI after back stiffness kept him from throwing batting practice on the first day of full-squad workouts. Harrison said Thursday he has some concerns after last season. He was the Rangers opening day starter in 2013, but made only one more start before being sidelined by two operations on a herniated disk in his back. General...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Harrison to have TOS surgery again

ARLINGTON, Texas Texas starter Matt Harrison, who had surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome on his left shoulder in 2009, is scheduled to have the same procedure for his right shoulder Monday. Harrison made just two starts this year for the Rangers because of back problems that led to a pair of surgeries. He said he started having some TOS symptoms on his right side about 2 months...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' Harrison unfazed by busy offseason

Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been too busy this offseason to worry about what the club is trying to do with its pitching staff. Being the father of a newborn daughter eats up a lot of your free time. But Harrison, who won 14 games for the Rangers in 2011, has seen the team linked to right-hander Roy Oswalt. With the addition of Yu Darvish, Texas already has six starters...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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