MATT HARRISON NEWS

Rangers Injury Update: Martin Perez, Matt Harrison

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez expects to start throwing again in November, reports Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Wilson adds that fellow starting pitcher Matt Harrison will resume his throwing program in January: #Rangers pitching updates: Martin Perez (Tommy John in May) expects to starting throwing in November. Matt Harrison (back) in January...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 30, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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

Rangers in crisis mode after injuries to Harrison, Perez

If an entire baseball season can blow up in one afternoon, you must be the Texas Rangers. Disaster struck this organization in the form of potentially season-ending injuries to starting pitchers Martin Perez and Matt Harrison. There's a pretty good chance neither player will take the mound again this season, and in Harrison's case, perhaps ever. Maybe this isn't the Curse...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Duo Done For The Season

A bad season for the Texas Rangers appears to only be getting worse. On Wednesday, MLB writer TR Sullivan announced on his website, Postcards From Elysian Fields, that Rangers left-handed pitchers Matt Harrison and Martin Perez will probably be done for season due to injury. Harrison, who missed just about all of the 2013 season due to back surgery, appeared to have likely...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers might lose two starters to season-ending surgeries

The Texas Rangers are having a very bad day. Two key rotation members, Martin Perez and Matt Harrison both were undergoing medical evaluations for their elbow and back, respectively. Both got bad, bad news. Rangers Martin Perez diagnosed with partial tear of UCL in left elbow. Weighing options with TJ surgery possible. — Anthony Andro (@aandro) May 14, 2014 Perez had a terrific...
Via The Outside Corner
May 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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

Rangers: Matt Harrison to return to rotation on Sunday

getty images Just over a year has passed between major league starts for Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison. The left hander is scheduled to start Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Rangers manager Ron Washington announced the news on Wednesday while confirming that Robbie Ross and Colby Lewis would start the first two games of the series in Seattle. This will allow the...
Via Tireball.com
April 23, 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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Matt Harrison has excellent rehab start

The Texas Rangers won the first two games of a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox to improve to 11-7 on the season. They are doing so despite the injury woes to the starting rotation that saw Yu Darvish start the season on the disabled list. Now, Tanner Scheppers has headed to the disabled list as well. The good news is that Matt Harrison, who has been making Minor...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 17, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Matt Harrison will make Minor League start on Thursday

The Texas Rangers lost to the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day by the score of 14-10.  With Yu Darvish out, Tanner Scheppers made his first Major League start and got hit around, allowing seven runs, eight hits and three walks in four innings. The Rangers try to rebound tonight with Martin Perez facing A.J. Burnett. There is some potentially good news on the injury front...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 01, 2014  |  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
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Harrison may miss Opening Day because of soft mattress

Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison burst onto the scene as a starter three years ago, compiling a 3.34 ERA and winning 32 games between the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Last year, Harrison made just two starts before needing two surgeries to repair a herniated disk in his back. He’s now in danger of not being […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 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' 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Matt Harrison expects to be completely healthy for next season

Having already started long tossing from 150 feet, Matt Harrison is well on his way to recovery.  And that's great news for the Texas Rangers.  After two disappointing, short-of-expectations, seasons, the Rangers will need all the help they can get to compete with the Oakland A's and the Los Angeles Angels in 2014. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says Harrison...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison having his third surgery of the year

The 2013 season looked to be a promising one for Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison. Coming off a year during which he went 18-11 with a 3.29 ERA, the 27-year-old left-hander got the opening day start for the Rangers and looked to be a top starting pitcher for a team looking to win the AL West and return to the World Series. Unfortunately, the season didn't play out that...
Via The Outside Corner
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' Harrison has 3rd surgery

Texas Rangers opening day starter Matt Harrison had his third surgery of the season Monday. The left-hander never got back into the rotation after having two operations on a herniated disk in his lower back. The third surgery -- for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome -- was on his right side. The procedure was the same Harrison had on his left side in 2009. A rib was removed from the upper...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers LHP Harrison has 3rd surgery of year

Texas Rangers opening day starter Matt Harrison had his third surgery of the season Monday. The left-hander never got back into the rotation after having two operations on a herniated disk in his lower back. The third surgery - for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - was on his right side. The procedure was the same Harrison had on his left side in 2009. A rib was removed from the upper...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013  |  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
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