Sep 27, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers pitcherMatt Harrison
(54) pitches in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison said over the weekend he was feeling better over the weekend. Harrison pointed out that he thinks it was the bed he was sleeping on while in Surprise being too soft. At one point last week, he slept on the floor and woke up feeling better. Even though he was feeling better, he still visited a specialist to make sure nothing else was going on. After seeing Dr. Drew Dossett, Harrison was given a clean bill of health and will be able to return to Surprise to resume pitching.
There hasn’t been a set time yet, but he is expected to resume some this week. Even though he’ll be back for 4 to 4 and half weeks of spring training, Harrison won’t be ready by Opening day. But he should be ready very early in the season. Hopefully everything will stay on track. I’d expect that the Rangers could use Tommy Hanson or even Robbie Ross to plug-in a few starts until Harrison is ready.