Texas Rangers injury update – Matt Harrison, Derek Holland and more

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The Texas Rangers kick off spring training today with the arrival of pitchers and catchers reporting.  Several of the pitchers have already started workouts.  Here are a few updates on some of the injuries to the pitching staff.

Joseph Ortiz

May 24, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers manager

Ron Washington

(left) pulls relief pitcher

Joe Ortiz

(58) from the game during the 9th inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Texas defeated Seattle 9-5. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Ortiz was injured at the end of January while in his home country of Venezuela when he was struck by a motorcycle.  The accident fractured his left foot and he’ll be out for about 3 months.  Recently, the Rangers moved Ortiz off the 40 man roster to the 60-day disabled list to make room for pitcher Hanson.