Apr 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison (center) meets on the mound with catcher A.J. Pierzynski (12) and pitching coach Mike Maddux (31) during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Sunday marks the second week of spring training, and the injury news continues. Texas Ranger pitcher Matt Harrison gave an update on his situation this morning. He said he is feeling better, which is good news. He recently underwent and MRI and that didn’t turn up anything that was concerning
It is good news that he’s feeling better and the MRI was negative, but he’ll still double check things to ensure that nothing else is wrong.
It might seem alarming that he’s still seeing a doctor on Monday and that he won’t be ready by Opening day, but things are still looking positive. As far as not being ready by Opening day could simply mean he’ll miss a start or two. Mainly because he’s lost 10-14 days of spring training.
Once Matt Harrison gets the results back from the doctor, the Rangers and Harrison will take the next steps. In my opinion and I’m being hopeful, he’ll be back out throwing very soon and will only miss 2 starts. If anything else develops, we’ll keep you updated.