Texas Rangers injury update – Matt Harrison, Derek Holland and more
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.
May 24, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Texas Rangers managerRon Washington
(left) pulls relief pitcherJoe 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.