Rangers' Harrison excited about chance of making post-surgery history

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.  As Gerry...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' 25-man roster lacking lefty reliever

New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister will begin the season with three players looking to make their major league debut and without a left-hander in the bullpen. As expected, left-hander Sam Freeman was designated for assignment Sunday. The Rangers purchased the contracts of right-handers Keone Kela and Anthony Bass from Triple-A Round Rock to complete their 25-man roster. Kela...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Too Many Questions for the Texas Rangers

As we get closer to the beginning of baseball season, the team that intrigues me most of the 30 is the Texas Rangers. From 2010–13 they were one of the better teams in the league, winning 90 games or more in four consecutive seasons. They punched a ticket to the World Series in back-to-back seasons, 2010 and 2011, only to lose them both. In 2012 it wasn’t as painful, surely...
Via The Sports Post
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers pitchers start live BP sessions

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Wednesday might have been report date for position players for the Texas Rangers but it was also the first time pitchers faced hitters this spring. Live batting practice, which was a first-day staple of camp the past few seasons, began Wednesday for the Texas starters. The first group to face hitters was the top four members of the Texas rotation. That included...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers Continue to Build Upon Their Bullpen

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. (Mandatory Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) The Texas Rangers continue to build upon their bullpen day after day. Two weeks ago the team traded leftie Robbie Ross to the Boston Red Sox for right hander...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers continue to get good health news

The Texas Rangers equipment truck left Globe Life Park Monday for its three-day trip to Surprise, Ariz., for spring training. Next week when the Texas players start arriving to get their equipment, it appears they'll do so with a much-healthier team than when the disastrous 2014 season ended. The Rangers continued to get good news on mending players in their bid to rebound from a...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers' Harrison working on mechanics

The slow and steady pace Texas pitcher Matt Harrison is taking in his rehab process will now include another week of playing catch from 90 feet. The good news is that the decision to have Harrison throw from 90 feet again next week instead of move back to 105 feet has everything to do with mechanics and nothing to do with his surgically-repaired back. "It's to get the right hip rotation...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Positive reports coming on mending Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- While there were plenty of new faces at the Texas Rangers winter camp Wednesday there was also something more important there -- healthy bodies. A roster that lost more than 2,000 games to the disabled list last year has had a full offseason to mend and the early reports are good. Infielder Jurickson Profar, who is rehabbing from a torn shoulder muscle, threw...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Matt Harrison hoping to throw in January

The Texas Rangers look ahead this winter to improving the club which won just 67 games this past season. Injuries played a major part in the brutal season, as only four players appeared in over 120 games and no pitcher made 30 starts. One pitcher who lost most of the season was Matt Harrison. The good news is that he's hoping to throw in January and should contribute next season...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Harrison hasn't given up on hopes of pitching

The Texas Rangers got 10 wins out of Colby Lewis in 2014 as he became the first player to pitch in the majors after having hip resurfacing surgery. Left-hander Matt Harrison would love to keep that trend going. Harrison, who had spinal fusion surgery on June 3, is meeting with Dr. Drew Dossett Monday in Dallas. If all goes well Harrison hopes to start a throwing program in January...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Game won't be the same without Washington

ARLINGTON, Texas --€“ When things were going bad for the Texas Rangers and doubters were being critical of his team, manager Ron Washington liked to refer to his team as a submarine. He'd always say the club would resurface and there would be plenty of room for people to jump back on board the Rangers. Let's hope Washington resurfaces soon too. The game of baseball, another Wash...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Game won't be the same without Washington

ARLINGTON, Texas --€“ When things were going bad for the Texas Rangers and doubters were being critical of his team, manager Ron Washington liked to refer to his team as a submarine. He'd always say the club would resurface and there would be plenty of room for people to jump back on board the Rangers. Let's hope Washington resurfaces soon too. The game of baseball, another Wash...
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September 05, 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 Matt...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Rangers have enough to compete?

Texas Rangers – Photo Credit – Keith Allison When it rains, it pours. The Texas Rangers have dealt with a boatload of injuries this season,  proven by their 19 moves to the Disabled List,  by far the most in the majors. They have dealt with it all this year, from star players who have had trips to the DL but have been able to come back and produce (Adrian Beltre), to blockbuster...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Most overpaid players in MLB

Making it rain is one thing, making it pour is a completely different ball game. While some players are making it rain, these guys make it pour and it’s beginning to cause people to drown. Here’s my list of ball players that are being paid a little too much. 7. C.C. Sabathia: Pitcher, New York Yankees Contract details: 8 years/$186,000,000, all guaranteed courtesy Metro.US Sabathia’s...
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June 05, 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...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' successful road trip gives hope amid injuries

Under the circumstances, I think it's fair to say the Texas Rangers just returned from a wildly successful 11-game road trip. All hope appeared to be lost in the aftermath of season-ending injuries to pitchers Matt Harrison, Martin Perez and first baseman Prince Fielder. Instead the Rangers suddenly have a foothold in the AL West. They are on the verge of catching the slumping Angels...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Foul Paul! 4 Dumb Baseball Misconceptions

In today’s baseball world there are a few things that drive me crazy. We have too much information that helps us accurately analyze this game to not fully take advantage of it. Here are some things that piss me off about baseball. Hey! Follow me on twitter ya animals! @alcohpaulism 1. Bunting Photo: @NoMoreBunting Bunting is an archaic way of potentially scoring a single run...
Via Baseball Professor
May 16, 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 of Nolan...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacing Martin Perez with Martin Perez

The Rangers, already the most injury plagued team in baseball, got a double dose of bad news on Wednesday. Matt Harrison‘s lingering back problems have simply not abated, and now he’s looking at either trying to pitch through serious pain or face a spinal fusion surgery which could potentially threaten his Major League career. Meanwhile, […]
Via Fangraphs
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Updates - Martin Perez, Matt Harrison both to DL with serious injuries

The Texas Rangers have had more injuries this season, than any other team in baseball.  They have now made sixteen DL moves this year.  The second most (Cincinnati) sits at 11.  They've been hit hard yet continue to compete with the best of them, compiling a 20-21 record, just one game off the wildcard race.  Let's go over the two horrible announcements made yesterday & a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday's news a tough one for Rangers to swallow

So many Texas Rangers fans have a tough time thinking about Oct. 27, 2011, without wincing in pain. That, of course, was the night of Game 6 of the World Series. There's no need to go into details because it's still too fresh and painful for some fans of the Rangers to talk about. That infamous day may now have some company in May 14, 2014, as far low moments on the baseball field...
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May 14, 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
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