Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been through a lot since signing a five-year, $55M contract extension in January of 2013.
After emerging as one of the Rangers' most promising young starters in 2012 and 2013, he's battled a host of medical issues ever since: he's had three operations on his back, including spinal fusion surgery - arguably the most dramatic one.
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...
Rangers’ pitcher Matt Harrison underwent disc fusion surgery on his back on Tuesday, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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February 23, 2014
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.
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February 20, 2014
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