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Matt Harrison Fights his way Back After Career Threatening Surgery

ARLINGTON, TX – MAY 08: Matt Harrison #54 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Matt Harrison could’ve walked away from the game of baseball and no one would have questioned him. He could have called it quits and announced...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Matt Harrison transferred to 60-day DL

The Texas Rangers dropped to three games below .500 at 31-34 following an 8-5 defeat to the Miami Marlins. The Rangers are in fourth place in the American League West, eight games behind the Oakland A's. The Rangers have been hammered by injuries, which plays a part in their dismal pitching performances which have them 29th in the league in ERA. Now it appears that pitcher Matt...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Matt Harrison undergoes risky surgery

Rangers’ pitcher Matt Harrison underwent disc fusion surgery on his back on Tuesday, according to T.R. Sullivan of Paul F of Sports Injury Alert reported that Harrison was heading to the disabled list with a serious injury on April 15.#488838227 / gettyimages.comDr. Drew Dossett performed the surgery and Harrison will be hospitalized for the two days. Harrison 28, will...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Harrison has lumbar fusion surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison said he planned to try and pitch again regardless of whether or not he opted to have lumbar fusion surgery. Now we know Harrison's comeback will come following the procedure. Harrison underwent lumbar disc fusion surgery in Dallas Tuesday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Drew Dossett and Harrison is expected to be hospitalized...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison exits early with injury, Astros thump Rangers

HOUSTON - Just when it looked like things couldn't get any worse for the Texas Rangers and their banged-up pitching rotation, it does. Making his fourth start of the season, and the 100th of this career, Rangers left-hand pitcher Matt Harrison left Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros in the second inning after throwing just 55 pitches due to experiencing back stiffness...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Harrison leaves game early with back stiffness

HOUSTON - Texas Rangers left-hand pitcher Matt Harrison left his Tuesday night start against the Houston Astros due to back stiffness. Harrison went 1 2/3 innings before being pulled in favor of right-hander Justin Germano in the second inning with the Astros leading 3-0. From the start of the game, something seemed to be off with the Rangers lefty who walked two batters in the first...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison hopes Saturday start ended the rehab road

ARLINGTON, Texas - Matt Harrison is going on the road with the Texas Ranger when they begin a series in Oakland Monday. Whether or not Harrison pitches on the trip remains to be seen though, as he's slated to throw a bullpen with the club making a decision on his next start following that session. General manager Jon Daniels said Friday that Harrison would likely need two more starts...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 20, 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. ''Only making two...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 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

Harrison's health bigger key for Rangers now

Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison says he is feeling better every day. Having Harrison healthy to start the season is even more important now for the Rangers with Derek Holland hurt. Harrison played long toss Tuesday, a day after his latest bullpen session. Pitching coach Mike Maddux says Harrison was ''free and easy'' and bending his back during the 35-minute bullpen session...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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