by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison suffered a setback in recovery from back surgery and required further surgery Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports. A smaller heriation of the repaired herniated disc was discovered after an MRI.
Manager Jon Daniels said that the setback isn't uncommon and would not set a timetable for Harrison's return.
Matt Harrison already feeling better
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Rangers starter Matt Harrison underwent successful surgery to fix a herniated disc Tuesday and said he felt better as soon as he awoke, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Harrison experienced normal soreness following the operation, but the pain in his legs due to the irritated nerve was gone. The Rangers believe he'll be out until after the All-Star break.
"The surgery went as expected," general manager Jon Daniels said. "No surprises."
Matt Harrison out until after All-Star break
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a herniated disc in his back and will likely be sidelined until after the All-Star break, ESPN.com reports. Harrison has been plagued by a lower back issue for most of the season and landed on the disabled list April 10 after just two starts.
The left-hander was tagged for five runs in each of his outings and failed to complete at least six innings in either start. Justin Grimm is expected to keep his spot in the rotation during Harrison's absence.
Matt Harrison gets second injection
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison underwent a second injection Saturday to relieve the inflammation in his back, MLB.com reports. Harrison, on the disabled list, still has not resumed throwing.
Eligible to come off the DL April 22, Harrison will likely need more time.
Matt Harrison receives injection for ailing back
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, said he received an injection Sunday into his ailing back, according to FOX Sports Southwest. He said he has felt better the last two days and hopes for just a 15-day stint on the DL, but he isn't sure how long he will be out.
Matt Harrison can't avoid DL stint
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) The Rangers have placed starting pitcher Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled list because of a lower back strain, according to FOX Sports Southwest. Justin Grimm will take Harrison's spot in the rotation Thursday at Seattle.
Harrison's DL stint is retroactive to his last start Saturday.
Thursday's start still in question for Matt Harrison
"If this was September, he would make his start," general manager Jon Daniels said.
Harrison has been dealing with soreness in his back for about two weeks. "It may be better to nip it in the bud now," Harrison said. "I'm optimistic."
Matt Harrison hindered by back injury
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is dealing with a back injury that could prevent him from making his next start, according to MLB.com.
Harrison will attempt to throw a bullpen session Tuesday. If he's able to make it through with no issues, he'll make his scheduled Thursday start. Harrison expressed some doubt about being able to make that start, saying "I don’t know right now. I know I couldn’t go if it was [Tuesday]."
Justin Grimm or Derek Lowe would start in place of Harrison if he's unable to make his next start.
Matt Harrison plagued by back soreness
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Rangers starter Matt Harrison will make his next scheduled start Thursday at Seattle, reports ESPN Monday. Harrison dealt with lower back soreness during his last start against the Angels.
Harrison (0-2) allowed five earned runs on eight hits and four walks over five innings versus Los Angeles and has allowed 11 runs -- 10 earned -- on 14 hits and seven walks over 10 2/3 innings with 12 strikeouts. He has an 8.44 ERA and 1.97 WHIP.
Matt Harrison continues to struggle
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison continued his struggles during Saturday's contest against the Angels.
Harrison (0-2), who made his second start of the season, ran into trouble early, allowing a two-run home run to Albert Pujols and a two-run home run to Mark Trumbo, all in the opening frame. He permitted five runs on eight hits in five innings of work. He also walked four and struck out three in 96 pitches.
Harrison, who has an 8.44 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP through two starts, is slated to take the mound Thursday at Seattle. The left-hander went 4-1 with a 1.11 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in five starts against the Mariners last season.
Matt Harrison tagged with loss in opener
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison received the nod in Sunday's season opener against the Astros and allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits over 5 2/3 innings in the 8-2 loss.
The left-hander made it through the first three frames unscathed before giving up a two-run triple to Justin Maxwell. Harrison was tagged with another two-spot the following inning and was pulled after putting two men on in the sixth. Derek Lowe allowed both inherited runners to score.
Harrison, who threw 100 pitches, also struck out nine and walked three in the defeat.
Matt Harrison roughed up in spring finale
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison did not fare well in his Cactus League finale on Tuesday against the White Sox. He allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings. The left-hander gave up a run in the first for his only damage over the first three frames. In the fourth, he surrendered a three-run homer to Brandon Short.
"I definitely didn't finish out the way I wanted to but I feel like my stuff is there," Harrison told ESPN.com. "I'm ready to go. I just had a little trouble with my release point consistently today."
Harrison posted a 5.11 ERA in four starts this spring.
Matt Harrison knocked around by White Sox
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison was knocked around by the White Sox in Tuesday’s start.
Harrison allowed seven hits and four runs (three earned) in 3 1/3 innings. Most of the damage was done by outfielder Brandon Short, who had a three-run homer off Harrison.
Harrison will open the season in the Rangers' rotation but is a contact pitcher, which can lead to home runs.
Matt Harrison named opening day starter
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) The Rangers announced Thursday that Matt Harrison will make the team's first start of the season, March 31 against the Astros.
Harrison gets the nod after winning 18 games last season, and will face Houston starter Bud Norris. Yu Darvish is scheduled to pitch the second game of the year two days later.
Matt Harrison one-hits Dodgers for five innings Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison threw five one-hit innings against the Dodgers on Saturday in his first start in two weeks after because of a toe injury. He had three strikeouts, no walks and a leadoff single to Alfredo Amezaga in the top of the first. The performance gives Harrison eight scoreless innings in March.
"I was able to drag my foot, there were no issues at all," Harrison told MLB.com. "I'm not in a groove yet, but I feel like I'm back on track. The biggest thing was that my velocity was back up."
With the toe issue seemingly behind him, Harrison makes a great late-round target in Fantasy coming off an 18-win season.
Harrison's toe issue dissipates
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/12/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison pitched two innings during a 'B' game Tuesday and reported no discomfort in his left foot. Harrison was scratched from his third spring start Saturday because of inflammation in one of his toes. "The toe was good," Harrison said, per ESPN. "No pain. No issues. My pitching felt as good as it has all spring. I was focused on just throwing my pitches because I knew I didn't have to worry about the issue anymore." Harrison said the next step will be for him to throw four innings in a split-squad game Saturday.
Harrison's toe issue clears up
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) Buoyed by a successful bullpen session Sunday, Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison (toe) cancelled his scheduled visit with a foot specialist for this week, the Dallas Morning News reports. Harrison, who was scratched from his third Cactus League outing Saturday, tossed roughly 40 pitches and took fielding practice. "It was much, much better," he said. "I didnt have to think about my toe hurting and was able to make my pitches." Harrison is expected to pitch in a B game against Kansas City on Tuesday.
Harrison can't shake inflammation
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/9/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison was scratched from his scheduled Cactus League start Saturday due to persistent inflammation in the second toe of his left toe, the Dallas Morning News reports. Harrison said he felt the inflammation during his last bullpen session and is expected to return to Texas for further examination. He has posted a 1-0 record and 9.00 ERA over his first two starts this spring (four innings).
Harrison shows quick rebound
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison permitted only three hits -- all singles -- over three scoreless innings in Texas' 7-1 win over Arizona in a Cactus League matchup Saturday. Harrison overcame a poor performance in his spring debut last Sunday when he was tagged for four runs in just one inning and sliced his ERA to 9.00. However, he failed to record a strikeout -- or a walk -- among the 11 batters he faced. "Anytime you have a bad game you want to bounce back as quickly as possible and I was able to do it in my next start," Harrison said, "so that was a positive note and something I can build on going into my next start."
Harrison blown away in debut
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison surrendered four runs and six hits in a laborious inning of work during Texas' 7-5 loss to Kansas City in Cactus League action Sunday. With heavy winds blowing out to right field, Harrison allowed the Royals to bat around during the first inning and recorded just one strikeout. "It definitely wasn't the way I wanted my first outing to go," he said. "It's the first outing and your command is not going to be exactly where you want it to be. It definitely wasn't ideal conditions to pitch in, but I've pitched in worse. You can't let that effect the way you go out and do your business."
Report: Rangers, Harrison agree
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/16/2013) Multiple sources reported Wednesday that Texas has agreed to a five-year, $55 million contract extension with starting pitcher Matt Harrison. The deal is expected to be finalized on Thursday and will also include a club option for 2018 that can also be vested. The 27-year-old Harrison was scheduled to exchange arbitration figures with the Rangers on Friday but the deal buys out three years' worth of free agency.