Friday’s Recap: More Injury Trouble in Texas Rangers Camp


Feb. 20, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA: Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Bad:

Matt Harrison is headed to Dallas to be re-evaluated after undergoing an MRI Thursday. Maybe he can catch a flight with Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto, who has to head back to Dallas for evaluation on his Achilles (story). Harrison said he felt better yesterday, but the Texas Rangers are not taking his word for it. They want Harrison to see the doctor that performed both his operations last year (story). Scheppers and Feliz are taking it slow due to some soreness, and Profar is still not allowed to field the ball.

The Good:

Even though Profar can’t field the ball, he was cleared to swing a bat again today by doctors, and hopefully this will be the  end of the tendonitis story on Profar (story). He did take batting practice today, and I have not heard that anything bad came from that. Derek Holland planned to walk without his crutch for the first time since having microfracture surgery on his knee (story). Holland appears to be on track for his recovery and I for one hope to see him in the rotation before the All Star Break. There was a little friendly competition between Elvis Andrus team and Adrian Beltre‘s team when it comes to situational hitting. T.R. Sullivan had the story on his daily recap on his blog Postcards from Elysian Fields. It is a good read. Colby Lewis is looking excellent according to everything I am reading and seeing on twitter from all of the writers that I follow. He has been an unexpected surprise, and looks and feels healthier than he has in a very long time according to him. This could be some of the best news we have heard out of camp yet.

Today will be more of the same as far as baseball activities go, except hopefully without anymore injuries happening to any of the players. Lets Go Texas Rangers!