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|Games Played By Position|
|Back - 60-day DL. Out until at least early July|
|vs LHB|| 3.1||0||0|| 2.70||0||1||5|
|vs RHB|| 14.0||0||0|| 4.50||0||11||5|
|Last 10 Games|
Rangers sidelined lefty Harrison targeting July return
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) The Rangers are a team that can use some good news on the injury front. And they're getting it in regard to starting pitcher Matt Harrison.
Harrison has lost virtually the last two seasons to injury and remains down. He and his team were worried that his back issue was career-threatening, but now they are claiming optimism that he could be back on the mound by July 1.
The left-hander threw a 75-pitch bullpen session Monday before voicing his enthusiasm.
"I'm almost to the impatient stage," he told the Dallas Morning News. "I feel like I'm really close. I'm still trying to take it day-by-day, but out there, they are long days.
Harrison, who is nearly a year removed from lower lumbar spinal fusion surgery, will throw an 80-pitch bullpen session Friday.
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison targeting June to return
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is still a few weeks away from throwing, but is targeting a return to the big leagues in June, according to MLB.com.
Harrison, who is recovering from spinal fusion surgery, is scheduled to throw an 80-pitch simulated game Wednesday and face live hitters next week.
"The goal for me is to be back in June sometime," Harrison said. "I've got about three or four more weeks out here and then a rehab assignment."
Anthony Bass and Keone Kela make Rangers' roster
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/5/15) The Rangers finalized their Opening Day roster, with Anthony Bass and Keone Kela earning spots on the team.
The RHP Bass had a 5.79 ERA in five games. Brought to spring training as a non-roster invitee, the Rangers added him to the 40-man roster.
The RHP Kela was also added to the Opening Day roster.
RHP Sam Freeman was designated for assignment after posting a 9.45 ERA this spring.
Four players were also placed on the 15-day disabled list: LHP Matt Harrison (back), RHP Kyuji Fujikawa (groin), RHP Tanner Scheppers (ankle) and RHP Lisalverto Bonilla (elbow).
Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison: I feel like a kid again
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison cleared the biggest hurdle to him getting back on the mound Monday. Harrison underwent spinal fusion surgery last year, but after throwing off the mound Monday, Harrison was as giddy as can be, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
"I felt like a little kid again out there, like it was my first little league game or something," said Harrison. "Just the nerves of doing it again, it has been a 11 months. It almost felt like a day when I start a game, those nerves, the butterflies in the stomach, the good ones, not being able to eat as much that day. It's fun again."
Harrison is scheduled to throw off the mound again Thursday and increase his pitch total.
"When I get up to 30 to 40 pitches I'll start adding some [different] pitches," he said. "Right now I’m just getting my fastball location."
|2014 summary: Last year was another lost year for Matt Harrison, who made only four starts in late April and early May before shutting down with more back issues. He had spinal fusion surgery on June 2 and still faces a long recovery.|
Playing time status: The last time Harrison pitched extensively in the majors, he won 18 games for the Rangers, but that was back in 2012. Last year's surgery was similar to the one Prince Fielder had, and Harrison had already undergone three back surgeries before then, making him less than certain to get back to pitching at a high level.
2015 outlook: Harrison is hoping to return at some point this year, but most likely, the Rangers are treating whatever they get from him as a bonus. His major-league career is in peril with all the back trouble he's had, so you can probably ignore him on Draft Day.
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