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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:22:25 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will continue to throw from 60 feet this week and will move past that distance next week.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:02:31 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is hopeful of resuming a throwing program Monday, June 17. However, it might be September before he is able to return to the team's rotation. He has been told by the team to take it slow, even when he is cleared to resume his throwing program. That means he could be limited to throwing from flat ground for four to six weeks.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:41:54 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will begin playing catch sometime next week after getting a positive report from doctors Monday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: Harrison could provide a boost in deep leagues over the final month or so of the season. Now's a good time for a no-strings stash in mixed formats.
Sat, 25 May 2013 12:50:33 -0700
The Texas Rangers have claimed OF Joe Benson off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. To clear space for Benson on the 40-man roster, SP Matt Harrison (back) has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:31:32 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) has been cleared to drive after having two surgeries to fix a disc in his lower back. He started initial steps in his rehab process May 9, and he had pain in his legs following two operations in two weeks, but Dr. Drew Dossett explained it was normal. Harrison's pain has gone away in the last week. He may not return to the rotation until August.
Wed, 01 May 2013 15:10:34 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) had a setback with his back that required additional surgery Wednesday, May 1. There is no timetable for Harrison's return. An MRI showed another smaller herniation of a previously fixed disc.
Fantasy Tip: It's believed that Harrison will still be out for around three months, meaning he will miss the rest of the first half of the season. He can be dropped in all leagues except for maybe deep AL-only formats. Colby Lewis (elbow) should be rejoining Texas' rotation soon and is a good replacement for Harrison in mixed leagues.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:30:17 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will need to undergo back surgery Tuesday, April 23, to fix a herniated disc in his back.
Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable on Harrison's return, but it's realistic that he won't return until after the All-Star break. This is a big blow to a rotation that was already lacking depth. Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm will remain at the back end, but they are only worth rostering in AL-only leagues. Owners hanging onto Harrison in mixed formats can drop him at this point.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:20:03 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back), who is dealing with an inflamed nerve in his lower back, said he expects to be ready when he's eligible to come off the disabled list. He has been able to play catch and do some baseball activities in the meantime. He received an epidural injection this week when he visited with a spine specialist.
Fantasy Tip: Harrison can probably be dropped in deep mixed leagues unless you have an open DL spot. His back issues may have been the reason for his slow start to the season and the reason he was leaving his fastball up in the zone to many hitters.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:47:43 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. P Justin Grimm will start Thursday, April 11.
Fantasy Tip: Harrison has been dealing with stiffness for a couple of weeks and was likely to miss his next start. The team decided to DL him, probably as a precaution. He should be back after his 15-day stint is up.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:07:51 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will play catch Tuesday, April 9, but is not sure if he will be able to make his scheduled start Thursday, April 11.