Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:58:50 -0700
The Texas Rangers moved SP Matt Harrison (back) to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, June 10.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:20:02 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) underwent spinal fusion surgery Tuesday, June 3. The team did not offer any more details, but there is a potential Harrison may not be able to come back from the surgery.
Fri, 16 May 2014 13:41:17 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will not receive an epidural injection until Monday, May 19, and he hasn't made a decision on whether he'll undergo surgery.
Fantasy Tip: If Harrison has surgery, that's definitely be the end of his 2014 season, and it could signal the end of his career. It'd be wise to move on from him at this juncture.
Wed, 14 May 2014 17:58:52 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) was diagnosed with severe nerve irritation in his lower back, and he will need spinal fusion surgery to eliminate the discomfort. The surgery would force him to miss the rest of the season. Harrison could try to rehab the injury and get it to a point where he could pitch through the discomfort. He has yet to select an option. "The facts are there aren't a lot of guys who've had it and come back successfully," general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday, May 14.
Wed, 14 May 2014 17:58:09 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday, May 14, that despite long-term injuries to SPs Matt Harrison (back) and Martin Perez (elbow), the team is not looking to trade to fortify the rotation. For now, SPs Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch will be added to the rotation.
Wed, 14 May 2014 16:10:28 -0700
The Texas Rangers placed SP Matt Harrison (back) on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation Wednesday, May 14, and recalled RP Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.
Wed, 14 May 2014 15:54:52 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is dealing with a significant nerve irritation in his back. The injury is unrelated to the discs in his back. The alternatives for Harrison are to deal with the pain or have another back surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Harrison is most likely headed to the DL for longer than 15 days, and his year would likely come to an end if he has another back surgery. It's not looking good for the Rangers' rotation. Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch are now in the starting rotation.
Wed, 14 May 2014 08:51:32 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will be evaluated by Dr. Drew Dossett Wednesday, May 14, after leaving his start with back stiffness Tuesday, May 13. "It's on my lower back more on the left side than the right. It was affecting me driving through the baseball," Harrison said. "It felt like all arm. It was real stiff coming through the zone." Harrison's velocity was down a few mph right from the start of his outing.
Fantasy Tip: Harrison's previous back issues should have you worried that he'll miss significant time again. If he does, Nick Tepesch could remain in the rotation, or the team could turn back to Tanner Scheppers when he's healthy enough to return.
Tue, 13 May 2014 19:16:30 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) left his start Tuesday, May 13, against the Houston Astros due to a stiff back.
Fantasy Tip: Harrison has dealt with back issues in the past, so this shouldn't be surprising for fantasy owners. The severity of his injury is not yet known, but expect the team to be extra cautious since he has had plenty of back problems throughout his career.
Tue, 13 May 2014 18:11:39 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (undisclosed) left his start against the Houston Astros in the second inning Tuesday, May 13, due to an undisclosed injury. He left the mound with a trainer.