Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:24:41 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (shoulder, back, elbow) underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgery Monday, Sept. 9. He is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 12:14:38 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (shoulder, back, elbow) has been diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder and will undergo surgery to alleviate the issue Monday, Sept. 9. The procedure, which will require the removal of the upper left rib, will be performed in Dallas by Dr. Greg Pearl. Harrison is expected to meet with team back specialist Dr. Drew Dossett the following week but has had to limit rehab work recently to give it time to rest.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Harrison's surgery involves his non-throwing shoulder. He was scheduled to miss the remainder of the 2013 season anyway because of previous surgeries to fix a herniated disc in his back. He expects to be at 100 percent by spring training.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:37:36 -0700
Updating a previous item, Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back, elbow) was diagnosed with left elbow inflammation after he left his last rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock experiencing numbness in his left hand. Doctors have advised him to shut it down for the rest of the season, although there is nothing structurally wrong with his back, and the team isn't worried about his elbow, either. "It was a significant injury, real surgery and we have every expectation he'll be 100 percent by this offseason and certainly by spring training. We were hoping to have him back this season, but it's not going to happen," manager Ron Washington said.
Fantasy Tip: Now that Harrison and Colby Lewis (hip) are done for the year, it appears that Martin Perez and Alexi Ogando are safe in the starting rotation. The team might look to limit them down the stretch by skipping them, though.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:02:09 -0700
The Texas Rangers have shut SP Matt Harrison (back) down for the rest of the season because his back isn't strong enough.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:57:56 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will be examined by a team orthopedist Saturday, Aug. 10, after leaving his minor-league rehab start with Double-A Frisco due to numbness in his left hand.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:45:56 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (hip) will miss the rest of the year because he will undergo surgery to remove bone spurs in his right hip.
Fantasy Tip: Lewis should be ready to return next season. This buys Alexi Ogando a little more time to prove to the team he belongs to stay in the rotation, at least until Matt Harrison (back) is ready to come back.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 11:49:00 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will make a rehab start for Double-A Frisco Sunday, Aug. 4.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:33:23 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will toss two innings for Double-A Frisco Wednesday, July 31.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:03:58 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is ready to begin pitching in minor-league rehab games, and he will work two innings Wednesday, July 31, for either Double-A Frisco or Triple-A Round Rock. He is also scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, July 29.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:55:05 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) threw 50 pitches during a live batting practice session Saturday, July 27. He could begin a rehab assignment in the near future.