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Done Deal: Rangers officially get Hamels

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers deal for Cole Hamels is official as the left-hander was acquired along with reliever Jake Diekman and cash for Matt Harrison and five minor leaguers. Hamels is expected to arrive in Arlington Friday night and start Saturday for the Rangers vs. San Francisco. Hamels, 31, is a three-time All-Star and threw a no-hitter in his last start. Diekman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harrison Is Back

When Rangers lefty Matt Harrison hobbled off the mound in the second inning of a game against the Astros in May of 2014, you, like any rational observer (such as the esteemed yours truly), probably experienced the lumbar equivalent of a sympathetic pregnancy. You probably winced — and just in case the initial wince didn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison mostly 'happy' with 2015 debut, but wants to do better

Texas Rangers lefty Matt Harrison made his season debut on Wednesday, and while it didn't go well - he allowed six runs in four-plus innings - he still took positives away from the experience.That's due to the context in which he made the start. Being sidelined for as long as he has with various surgeries, including spinal fusion surgery, that he was even on a mound at all was a...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs face returning Harrison in quest for .500

Matt Harrison has made 100 starts in his big league career, but he says No. 101 is going to feel like his debut all over again. Harrison returns to a major league mound for the first time in nearly 14 months Wednesday night for the Texas Rangers against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rangers are hoping Harrison will be able to recapture his form of 2011-12 when he went 32...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison excited to be back

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers haven't made any roster moves or officially named their Tuesday starter but all signs continue to point to Matt Harrison getting the call. The left-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since last May 13 and has only made six big-league starts since the end of 2013. Harrison, who had spinal fusion surgery last June, is excited about getting back...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Journal
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers' Matt Harrison ignites brawl during rehab assignment

The Texas Rangers' Matt Harrison is trying to get back in shape for a return to the big leagues. The lefthander was on a rehab assignment with Round Rock, the Rangers' Triple A affiliate, as he tries to come back from spinal fustion surgery. On Friday night, Harrison faced four batters and did not get an out. He did, however, manage to ignite a donnybrook by hitting Matt Szczur,...
Via Fox Sports
June 20, 2015  |  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 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

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