Matt Harrison SP TEX 1 day ago

Harrison (back) threw 77 pitches in an extended spring training game Thursday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The plan is for Holland to throw a bullpen session in front of team brass Sunday, after which he may be cleared to start a rehab assignment next week. If everything goes well, he'll be in the big-league starting rotation at some point in June.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 5 days ago

Harrison (back) will make another start at extended spring training Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Harrison is expected to cover five innings in the outing and then head to Arlington to throw a bullpen session for the team brass. It's possible that if management is satisfied with his performance during the session, Harrison could begin a rehab assignment at a minor-league affiliate as soon as next week.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Harrison (back) is expected to throw one more extended spring training game Saturday, at which point he could head to Double-A Frisco on a rehab assignment, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Harrison has been sidelined since early last season after undergoing spinal fusion surgery last June. He finally appears to be making some progress towards a return to the mound. If all goes well in his extended spring training start, he could move on to beginning a rehab assignment before an eventually rejoining the Rangers.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Harrison (back) will pitch another extended spring training game Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Harrison threw a spring training game Wednesday, allowing two runs over two innings. He'll be evaluated again after Monday's session, and at this point he appears to be on course to begin a rehab assignment near the end of the month.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Harrison (back) will pitch in an extended spring training game Wednesday, after throwing 45 pitches of live batting practice Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The Rangers are being cautious with Harrison, who could start a rehab assignment by the end of May. He's seemingly on track to join the big-league rotation in early-to-mid June, although it isn't clear which starter he'll replace. Ross Detwiler is the leading candidate thus far, but he still has some time to make up ground on Wandy Rodriguez, and it's quite possible one of the Rangers' current rotation members will be injured by the time Harrison's ready.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Harrison (back) could make his first start in extended spring training May 13, FOX Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

He will throw live batting practice again Thursday prior to the rehab start. He could be nearing a rehab assignment with a a minor league affiliate and then could make it back to the Rangers' rotation in four or five weeks.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 1 month ago

Harrison (back) has passed his bullpen test and will throw live batting practice Monday in Surprise, AZ, Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro reports.

While this is good news for Harrison and the Rangers, it still seems like a long shot that he ever returns to a prominent role in the major leagues, considering how drastic his back procedure was. Continue to monitor his status, as the Rangers owe him more than $35 million over the next three years and would certainly be able to find room for him in the rotation if he can prove capable of handling a starter's workload.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 1 month ago

Harrison (back) is expected to throw his first bullpen session Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Harrison, aiming for a June return, is scheduled to throw a batting practice session early next week as well.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 2 months ago

Harrison was placed on the 60-day DL Thursday.

This move was made to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Alex Hassan, whom the Rangers claimed off waivers. Harrison remains out indefinitely as he attempts to make it back from spinal fusion surgery.

Matt Harrison SP TEX 2 months ago

Harrison (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, John Blake of the Rangers' official website reports.

There's no guarantee Harrison makes it back to the majors, and he isn't expected to be ready any time soon. The Rangers may eventually even move him to the 60-day disabled list.