MATT HARRISON NEWS

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

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 for at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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

Back stiffness forces Matt Harrison from start

Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison was forced to leave his Tuesday after just 1 2/3 innings of work with an injury. That's always bad. What's worse here, though, is the injury itself. The Rangers have announced (via the broadcast) that he left due to back stiffness. One might recall that Harrison only made two starts last season and got a late start this season after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 13, 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, Rangers shutout Rockies for first time all season to pick up win, 5-0

Which came first, the energy or the music? While one player after another marched to the plate to stranger and more humorous walk-up music selections, the Rangers played their first really crisp game in more than a week in a 5-0 win over Colorado Thursday. It was the first time this season Colorado has been shut out. The Rockies had won the first three games of the series by a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 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

Matt Harrison returns to the Texas Rangers rotation on Sunday

A year and 19 days after his last major league start, LHP Matt Harrison will return to the Texas Rangers starting rotation on Sunday in Seattle, manager Ron Washington said Wednesday. The Rangers will go with LHP Robbie Ross, RHP Colby Lewis and Harrison, who is coming back from back Surgery, against the Mariners. It means RHP Yu Darvish will start the homestand opener on Monday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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 to get Matt Harrison back in rotation soon

The big-league return of Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison is coming soon, even if a date hasn't yet been determined. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was on MLB Network Radio Sunday morning and said that the club expects Harrison's next start to be at the major-league level (Jim Duquette). Harrison, 28, has been on the shelf from the beginning of the season due...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers: Matt Harrison and Adrian Beltre nearing returns

getty images The Texas Rangers are close to getting back pitcher Matt Harrison and third baseman Adrian Beltre. Harrison threw eight shutout innings at Double-A Frisco on Saturday and has apparently convinced the Rangers and general manager Jon Daniels that he is ready for a return to the big leagues. He has not made a start in the majors since last April and will be replacing Tanner...
Via Tireball.com
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

Rangers clear Matt Harrison for rehab assignment

On the disabled list as he tries to return from multiple back surgeries last season, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been cleared to make a minor-league rehab start Thursday at Double-A. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Harrison is scheduled to throw four innings and “likely needs a few more starts, every five days, before he could join the rotation.” That...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

Five All-Time Strangest MLB Injuries

The All-Time Craziest Injuries to MLB Players: On Monday, Texas Rangers LHP Matt Harrison received some good news regarding the stiff back and neck that had been bothering him the last few days. It turns out, a mattress that was described as “too soft” was the culprit of Harrison’s pain. Although the injury appears to be minor, the left-hander is expected to miss the first...
Via Players View
February 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
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