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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rangers Injury Update: Matt Harrison hoping to throw in January

By on 12/17/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Texas Rangers look ahead this winter to improving the club which won just 67 games this past season. Injuries played a major part in the brutal season, as only four players appeared in over 120 games and no pitcher made 30 starts. One pitcher who lost most of the season was Matt Harrison. The good news is that he's hoping to throw in January and should contribute next season.

I reported back on June 11 that Harrison underwent disc fusion surgery on his back.  Harrison was on the  disabled list since April 17 and didn't make another appearance the rest of the season.

Jeff Wilson, who covers the Rangers for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, tweeted the following on Harrison's status.
The Rangers have already made a few moves this off season to improve their pitching depth and it will be interesting to see where Harrison fits in next season.

Harrison made just two starts last season before needing two back surgeries. He had a third surgery to relieve Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Harrison was 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA in 10 2/3 innings pitched last season, following a season in which he was 18-11 with a 3.29 ERA in 32 starts.  He's pitched in four games this year, compiling a record of 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA.  In 132 career games, Harrison is 49-33 with a 4.15 ERA.  In 652 1/3 innings, he's allowed 685 hits and 228 walks, while striking out 403. 

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