|May 13 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET21:29 ET1:29 GMT9:29 6:29 PM MST8:29 PM EST8:59 PM VEN5:29 UAE (+1)8:29 PM CT-The Texas Rangers have put Harrison and Martin Perez on the disabled list, and could be without both starters for an extended period.
Analysis: General manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that Harrison has been diagnosed with significant nerve irritation in his vertebrae. He will have an injection Friday in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms before considering other options, including surgery. Harrison, who made only two starts last season before two operations on a herniated disk in his lower back, came out in the second inning of his start Tuesday night at Houston.
|May 9 12:19 PM PT1:19 PM MT2:19 PM CT3:19 PM ET15:19 ET19:19 GMT3:19 12:19 PM MST2:19 PM EST2:49 PM VEN23:19 UAE2:19 PM CT-Harrison earned his first win since 2012 and the Texas Rangers beat Colorado 5-0 Thursday night after being overwhelmed by the Rockies the previous three games.
Analysis: Harrison (1-0, 2.87 ERA) and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, the Rangers' major league-best seventh shutout. Harrison allowed three singles over 5 1-3 innings, with four walks and two strikeouts. The left-hander made his first home start since April 6, 2013, his last before two operations for a herniated disk in his back, and got his first victory since September 2012.
|May 4 12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET15:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE2:00 PM CT-Harrison made his second start of the season for the Rangers, allowing three runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings.
Analysis: The left-hander was pitching on five days' rest - a combination of Thursday's off day and the team's desire to keep his turn in the rotation from coming up during next week's interleague series at Colorado. Harrison, who signed a five-year, $55 million contract after winning 18 games in 2012, was sidelined for more than a year because of back problems after losing to the Angels in his second start of 2013.
|Mar. 30 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-The Texas Rangers activated left-hander Matt Harrison from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, his first major league appearance since April 6, 2013.
Analysis: Harrison was the Rangers' opening day starter last season but only started two games before going on the disabled list with an inflamed nerve in his lower back. He had two back surgeries in a nine-day span a year ago, and another surgery on his right side in September.
|Mar. 11 12:22 PM PT1:22 PM MT2:22 PM CT3:22 PM ET15:22 ET19:22 GMT3:22 12:22 PM MST2:22 PM EST2:52 PM VEN23:22 UAE1:22 PM CT-Harrison made his first spring training game appearance, throwing one inning in a "B" game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Harrison threw six strikes among 11 pitches to four batters. He allowed one hit, a single up the middle by Mike Moustakas.
Analysis: He has been slowed this spring training by a back problem. He received a nerve-block injection on the right side of his neck on Feb. 24, but was cleared for his back issue.
|Feb. 24 4:20 PM PT5:20 PM MT6:20 PM CT7:20 PM ET19:20 ET0:20 GMT8:20 5:20 PM MST7:20 PM EST7:50 PM VEN4:20 UAE (+1)6:20 PM CT-Harrison is expected to resume throwing this week after an additional MRI and examination on his back showed no issues. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said Monday that the report was about as good as the team could have gotten.
Analysis: Harrison was scratched from two throwing sessions last week after experiencing stiffness in his neck and back. He then returned to Texas to visit the doctor who last year did two operations for a herniated disk in his lower back. The plan is for Harrison to resume cardio and conditioning Wednesday, and play catch the following day. Levine says it's not clear how far behind Harrison is, but acknowledged it's unlikely he'll be ready for the start of the regular season in five weeks.
|Feb. 23 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET19:10 GMT3:10 12:10 PM MST2:10 PM EST2:40 PM VEN23:10 UAE1:10 PM CT-Harrison concedes that he likely won't be ready to start for the Texas Rangers by opening day. The left-hander, who hasn't thrown in a week because of stiffness in his neck and back, just hopes things are different from last season. He started the opener last year, but then made only one more start.
Analysis: Even though Harrison is feeling much better after switching beds, he was still returning to Texas to be examined by the specialist who did both operations last year for a herniated disk in his lower back. Harrison won 18 games and was an All-Star in 2012, then got a $55 million, five-year contract. After going 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA, Harrison got two epidural injections and a second opinion before two operations in a matter of weeks.
|2008||Tex||9||3||0 - 0||15||15||1||83.2||100||57||51||12||31||2||42||1.57||5.49|
|2009||Tex||4||5||0 - 0||11||11||2||63.1||81||43||43||9||23||0||34||1.64||6.11|
|2010||Tex||3||2||2 - 3||37||6||0||78.1||80||45||41||10||39||3||46||1.52||4.71|
|2011||Tex||14||9||0 - 0||31||30||0||185.2||180||79||70||13||57||1||126||1.28||3.39|
|2012||Tex||18||11||0 - 0||32||32||4||213.1||210||82||78||22||59||0||133||1.26||3.29|
|2013||Tex||0||2||0 - 0||2||2||0||10.2||14||11||10||2||7||2||12||1.97||8.44|
|2014||Tex||1||1||0 - 0||4||4||0||17.1||20||8||8||1||12||0||10||1.85||4.15|
|Career||49||33||2 - 3||132||100||7||652.1||685||325||301||69||228||8||403||1.40||4.15|
|2011||Tex||Total||1||2||0 - 0||5||4||0||18.1||20||13||11||2||9||1||16||5.40|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||2||1||0||5.2||6||3||3||0||3||0||9||4.76|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||3||2||2||0||3||0||3||3.60|
|WS||0||2||0 - 0||2||2||0||7.2||11||8||6||2||3||1||4||7.04|
|Career||1||2||0 - 0||5||4||0||18.1||20||13||11||2||9||1||16||5.40|
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