Matt Harrison starts throwing program

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Texas Rangers left-hand pitcher Matt Harrison finally starting to throw a ball again last week.   He’s finally on the road to another comeback after having lumbar spinal fusion surgery back in June of 2014.  According to T.R. Sullivan Harrison is working out at his home in North Carolina.  The beginning of his pitching program has him taking it easy by just throwing from about 30-40 feet.  He started with just 65 pitches during his first session.

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Harrison commented about his first time pitching since surgery.

"“It went fine and I felt fine,” said Harrison, who had the surgery last June. “There were no issues in my back, but I was just playing catch. It wasn’t like long toss. But overall, everything felt good. Every day is better and better. We’ll see where it goes from here.” (T.R. Sullivan – MLB.com)"

This is all good news for the Texas Rangers and Matt Harrison for his bid on another comeback.  Everyone hopes that Harrison will be able to make a similar comeback like Colby Lewis, but it seems very doubtful he’ll be able to do it.  The injuries to his back have been pretty severe and no one has ever came back to the majors after having the type of surgery he’s had.

If Harrison does some how manage to make a comeback it will likely be sometime after the All-star break.

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