MATT HARRISON NEWS

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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rain cuts short rehab start for Harrison

Rain cuts short minor-league rehab start for Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison.
Via FOXSports.com
12 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' injury update: Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, Matt Harrison

Opening Day has come and gone for the Texas Rangers, who lost their opener 14-10 to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rangers played the game with four of their pitchers either on the disabled list or in the Minors as they complete their recoveries. Three of them are due back in April, and the other at the mid-season point. Here are the latest updates on Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis, Derek...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers put Darvish, Harrison on 15-day DL as expected

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas has put right-hander Yu Darvish and left-hander Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled list, moves that were expected as the Rangers set their 25-man roster for opening day.
Via FOXSports.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers put Darvish, Harrison on DL as expected

Texas has put right-hander Yu Darvish and left-hander Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled list, moves that were expected as the Rangers set their 25-man roster for opening day.
Via FOXSports.com
16 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison makes first return start, can't stop Royals

Matt Harrison, who was making his first Rangers start after being hampered by back and neck issues, gave up three runs, two earned, and three hits in 1 2-3 innings.
Via FOXSports.com
29 days ago  |  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

Matt Harrison feeling better

Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is encouraged by how his back feels, but does not expect to be ready for the first series of the regular season against the Philadelphia Phillies. "I'm probably 10 days behind," Harrison said. "Hopefully, I can get back for the second or third series of the year." Harrison blames the tightness he felt earlier in the week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 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 Injury Updates: Matt Harrison, Geovany Soto, Neftali Feliz, Jurickson Profar, Derek Holland

The Texas Rangers have had their share of injury problems to deal with during the past offseason and the beginning of Spring Training. Some of those problems will linger well into the regular season. Here is a summary of five key players that the Rangers hope to get back soon as possible via Drew Davison of the Star Telegram.By Lancer0524, via Wikimedia CommonsMatt HarrisonHarrison...
Via MLB Injury News
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Harrison shut down after experiencing back stiffness

Matt Harrison has been shut down from baseball activities after experiencing lower back stiffness on his right side. Harrison is scheduled to have an MRI exam Thursday. He will then return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for further evaluation on Monday by Dr. Drew Dossett, who performed both of his back surgeries for a herniated disk last April and May. Harrison began his throwing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Matt Harrison shut down, sent for MRI

After missing most of 2013 with back and shoulder problems, Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is already having some health issues early in Spring Training. On Tuesday, we reported that neck stiffness caused Harrison to skip throwing his scheduled live batting practice session. The problem has now spread into his back says T.R. Sullivan, Rangers beat writer for MLB.com.By Keith...
Via MLB Injury News
February 20, 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

Rangers' Matt Harrison held out of throwing live batting practice after neck stiffness

Texas Rangers left-handed starter Matt Harrison was held out of a live batting practice session on Tuesday with a stiff neck, ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett reported.By Keith Allison on Flickr, via Wikimedia CommonsWith fellow lefty Derek Holland expected to miss at least the first few months of the season as he recovers from off-season knee surgery, much of the pitching weight...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ high hopes hinge on Harrison, Ogando

Players on the Texas Rangers’ spring-training roster began showing up at the Surprise Recreation Campus last week to prepare for another 162-game go-round in 2014. Missing, though, is left-hander Derek Holland, who won’t be leaving behind the friendly confines of Dr. Keith Meister’s TMI Sports Medicine facility in Arlington for another week. That leaves one spot in the starting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Harrison’s health part of Rangers’ biggest spring storyline

Players on the Texas Rangers’ spring-training roster began showing up at the Surprise Recreation Campus last week to prepare for another 162-game go-round in 2014. Missing, though, is left-hander Derek Holland, who won’t be leaving behind the friendly confines of Dr. Keith Meister’s TMI Sports Medicine facility in Arlington for another week. That leaves one spot in the starting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 15, 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

Starting candidates eager to fill void in Rangers rotation

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Derek Holland knee injury has put a damper on what on paper at least has been a good offseason for the Texas Rangers. But on Tuesday there was good starting pitching news coming from the team's winter camp at Rangers Ballpark. Left-hander Matt Harrison, who had two back surgeries last year, felt fine after throwing 35-pitch bullpen session Monday. Right...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Matt Harrison to increase throwing in mid-winter camp in prep for Spring Training

Texas Rangers left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison is making steady progress in his recovery from surgery to repair herniated discs in his back, which sidelined him very early in the 2013 season. He started throwing lightly some time ago, but he is now ready to do more. MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reported on Monday that Harrison will join some teammates in the Rangers' mid-winter...
Via MLB Injury News
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison to return to pitching mound next week

It will be working Christmas for Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison. But he considers it a gift, nonetheless. Harrison, whose 2013 season included more surgeries (three) than major league starts (two), will return to the pitching mound next week for the first time since he underwent a procedure to remove a rib at the end of the season. Harrison, 28, will actually be pitching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 19, 2013  |  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

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