After being scratched from throwing in live BP the other day for hinting of neck/back stiffness, Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels has decided to send Matt Harrison to Dallas for a MRI.
Matt Harrison dealing with lower back stiffness. MRI today, flying back to DFW for further exam Monday.
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) February 20, 2014
Matt Harrison came into the Rangers Spring Training looking lighter and feeling well. During Anthony Andro’s Twitterview, Harrison answered my question about what he has been doing this offseason to keep his back and core strength which you can watch below.
If Harrison is not able to start the season in the rotation, that is going to be a huge hiccup for Ron Washington. The Texas Rangers logically only have two other candidates that could take the spot, Colby Lewis and Tommy Hanson, which have both looked good so far at camp.
Hopefully, JD is just being extra cautious with the players and Matt Harrison’s MRI will come back clean and will be allowed to resume baseball activities. Until then, fingers crossed that Matt Harrison is OK and that EVERY PLAYER STAYS HEALTHY!