|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||11.00||12.00||0.00||3.88||1.31||127.00||59.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Back - 60-day DL. Likely out for season|
|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|
|Matt Harrison moved to 60-day DL |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(6/10/14) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison, who underwent spinal disc fusion surgery last week, was transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
|Matt Harrison undergoes disc fusion surgery Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/3/14) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison underwent spinal disc fusion surgery Tuesday, FOXSportsSouthwest.com reports.
Harrison will spend two nights at the hospital while recovering from the surgery. Harrison's career could potentially be over depending on how things shake out after the surgery, but the team hasn't given any details as to whether it believes the pitcher can play again.
|Matt Harrison fears Tuesday 'might have been my last game' |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/14) Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison is facing a career decision and the prospect that spinal fusion surgery could mean he's pitched his final major league game.
The alternative of a rest-and-rehabilitation program might be unrealistic, so he is willing to undergo the operation. But the downside is an overwhelming consideration.
"I"m trying to wrap my head around what's going on and trying to let it sink (in) that it might have been my last game," Harrison told the Dallas Morning News about the Tuesday outing from which his back problem forced his removal. "I'd give every dollar back just to be the way I was in 2012. It's tough to swallow the way things have gone."
Harrison landed a five-year, $55 million contract on the basis of his 18-win performance that season. He has made just six starts since.
|Matt Harrison remains confident about pitching again |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/14) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison, who is suffering from a displacement of a vertebra in his back, made it clear that even if he has spinal fusion surgery he's going to try and pitch again, FOX Sports Southwest reports. The procedure could be career-ending.
"Obviously your health is most important but I know there's guys that have come back before. Not every one of them had been able to play again," Harrison said, per MLB.com. "I'm gonna give that a shot if I end up having to get the surgery. But if I come back and things are the same or worse than they were before, then it's obviously not worth the risk because I'd end up damaging more of my spine and end up having more serious surgeries from that point on so it's really not worth me being 29 years old and not being able to walk."
Harrison is scheduled to have an injection Friday in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms before considering other options.
|Matt Harrison has displacement of verterbra in back |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/14) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is suffering from a displacement of a verterbra in his back, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Harrison is faced with either living the condition, which is known as spondylolisthesis, or undergoing spinal fusion surgery. The latter option could be career-ending. He is also dealing with significant nerve irritation.
Harrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. According to the team, he will have an injection Friday in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms before considering other options.
|Matt Harrison's 18 wins, 3.29 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 5.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 2012 earned him a long-term deal with the Rangers. They're still waiting to get some sort of return out of it. The 28-year-old lefty made all of two starts in 2013. They were ugly, but for good reason. Harrison revealed he was pitching with back soreness, which turned out to be a herniated disc, which was costing him strength in his left leg. He had surgery on April 23 and again on May 1, and then when he tried to ramp up to return after the All-Star break, he ended up needing another surgery to correct his thoracic outlet syndrome. The Rangers are hoping an offseason of rest did Harrison a world of good, if only by ensuring he doesn't try to come back to soon, and have penciled him into their starting rotation to begin 2014. Though his lack of strikeout potential has always limited his Fantasy appeal, he had emerged in his last two healthy seasons as a stable enough innings-eater to pile up wins on an offensive-oriented club. Wins are one of the more unpredictable statistics in baseball, which only adds to the risk with Harrison, but if he looks healthy in spring training, he'll have some low-end mixed-league appeal.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/16/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|9/17/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|9/18/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Sonny Gray|
|9/19/14||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Hector Santiago|
|9/20/14||@ LAA||9:05 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
|9/21/14||@ LAA||3:35 pm||Cory Rasmus|
|9/22/14||HOU||8:05 pm||Brett Oberholtzer|
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