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Harrison (back) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

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Harrison (0-1) gave up six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out one in four innings against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Harrison, an All-Star in 2012 before back problems surfaced early the next season, was activated from the disabled list Saturday and made his first appearance in over a year. He made his previous start on May 13, 2014, against Houston, when he left with back stiffness about a month before career-threatening spinal fusion surgery. It was the last of three procedures for back problems that limited the left-hander to six appearances over two seasons. Harrison, who threw in the mid-90s before he started having back issues, hit 87 mph with his first fastball, but couldn't go above that.

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Harrison's spot in the rotation has been moved to Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Harrison was activated from the disabled list Saturday with the intention of taking the mound Tuesday, but he'll instead wait an additional day. During his six rehab starts between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock, he notched a miserable 6.23 ERA, 1.673 WHIP, and 21:15 K:BB in 34.2 innings.

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The Rangers activated Harrison (back) from the disabled list Saturday.

Harrison will not get into a game until he starts Tuesday, but the Rangers were forced to make a roster move with him reaching the 30-day maximum on his rehab assignment. Harrison was not particularly sharp during his minor league stint, posting a 6.23 ERA and 21:15 K:BB ratio over six rehab starts, so he will likely have to sharpen things up to hold down a spot in the Rangers' rotation.

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Harrison (back) will start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Harrison refused to agree to an extended rehab assignment for the Rangers, likely speeding up the timetable for his activation in the process. In six starts between Double-A and Triple-A, he's posted a 21:15 K:BB over 34.2 innings this season.

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Harrison (back) is expected to start Tuesday or Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Harrison will make one last rehab appearances at Double-A Frisco this week before rejoining the Rangers. His activation should come early next week, but the Rangers are yet to decide whether he'll take the hill Tuesday or Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Matt Harrison SP PHI 2 months ago

Harrison (back) will make one final rehab appearance this week before rejoining the Rangers, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Harrison has informed Texas that he will not agree to an extended rehab assignment, which will require Texas to activate him by the end of the week. His eventual role has not been determined.

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Harrison (back) is expected to throw a bullpen session in Toronto this weekend before making another rehab start, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The plan is said to be tentative, but Harrison struggled again in a rehab outing with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday (five earned runs in six innings) and it sounds like the Rangers want to see more before entrusting him with a major league rotation spot. Harrison, who underwent spinal fusion surgery last summer, has made just four starts in the majors since 2012.

Matt Harrison SP PHI 2 months ago

Harrison (back) will make his next rehab start Wednesday at Double-A Frisco.

Harrison didn't fare well in his last rehab start, allowing eight runs (six earned) on nine hits over six innings. In fact, it was the second time in four rehab starts that he's surrendered more than six earned runs. Despite an earlier report that he would move up to Triple-A Round Rock, it looks like the Rangers will keep him down in Double-A for his next outing. He is still likely several rehab appearances away from rejoining the Major League club.

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Harrison (back) will make his next rehab start Friday at Triple-A Round Rock, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

The plan is for Harrison to make a few more rehab starts before returning to the Rangers, but he seems to be recovering well considering he threw 98 pitches in his last appearance without issue.