SI "Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Matt Harrison has been excused from spring training after recently seeing a back specialist and may not pitch at all this season, Phillies general manger Matt Klentak said on Wednesday. “The truth is we are not expecting him to be here anytime soon, if at all, this..." February 17
Also from Matt Harrison: He's been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Hopes that is answer to his weight loss, back stiffness and lack of velo.
CSN Philly "The Phillies on Wednesday night pulled off a huge trade, sending World Series hero and homegrown ace Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for six players. Neither team confirmed the deal, but multiple sources did confirm it to CSNPhilly.com. An official announcement is expected on Thursday after..." July 30
Dallas Morning News "After a year and a spinal fusion in the lower lumbar region of his back, left-hander Matt Harrison will return to the Rangers rotation. Harrison, who made the last possible start of a 30-day rehab assignment on Wednesday, is scheduled to start either Tuesday or Wednesday against Arizona,..." July 03
Dallas Morning News "The timing of Matt Harrison’s return to the majors could give the Rangers a chance to get a little extra rest for another starter. Harrison could return to the rotation sometime in the week before the All-Star break. The Rangers have two off days that week and moving a starter to the DL for..." June 27
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Morning or night, warm or sweltering, the first few innings in each of Matt Harrison’s mounting rehab starts haven’t been good enough. The Texas Rangers’ left-hander has started slowly, with his velocity lagging and his stuff flat, only to see everything pick up as his pitch counts and innings..." June 25
Lone Star Ball "Matt Harrison pitched in an extended spring training game yesterday, and according to Jeff Wilson, the "tentative plan" is for Harrison to pitch in an extended spring game on Saturday, and then potentially start a rehab assignment with AA Frisco. Via Wilson, Harrison said he threw 44 pitches..." May 19
Dallas Morning News "Matt Harrison got another reminder this week of just how sharp a climb he has back to the major leagues. Now stretching out towards real a long-toss program, Harrison has hit his first plateau since last year’s spinal fusion surgery. He is dealing with some stiffness in his right side from..." February 01
Rangers Matt Harrison throwing from 90 feet. Could extend to 105 in a week. Working on mechanics.
#Rangers LHP Matt Harrison threw today for first time since May. 30 throws at 30 feet, 25 at 45 feet, 10 at 30. "My back's fine," he said.
Fox Sports Southwest "Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison said he planned to try and pitch again regardless of whether or not he opted to have lumbar fusion surgery. Now we know Harrison's comeback will come following the procedure. Harrison underwent lumbar disc fusion surgery in Dallas Tuesday. The surgery..." June 04
CBS Sports "Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison was forced to leave his Tuesday after just 1 2/3 innings of work with an injury. That's always bad. What's worse here, though, is the injury itself. The Rangers have announced (via the broadcast) that he left due to back stiffness. One might recall that..." May 13
The @Rangers activate LHP Matt Harrison from 15-day DL; option INF Luis Sardinas to Double-A Frisco.
Dallas Morning News "A year and 19 days after his last major league start, LHP Matt Harrison will return to the Texas Rangers starting rotation on Sunday in Seattle, manager Ron Washington said Wednesday. The Rangers will go with LHP Robbie Ross, RHP Colby Lewis and Harrison, who is coming back from back Surgery,..." April 23
CBS Sports "The big-league return of Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison is coming soon, even if a date hasn't yet been determined. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was on MLB Network Radio Sunday morning and said that the club expects Harrison's next start to be at the major-league level (Jim..." April 20
Hardball Talk "On the disabled list as he tries to return from multiple back surgeries last season, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been cleared to make a minor-league rehab start Thursday at Double-A. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Harrison is scheduled to throw four innings and “likely..." April 01
ESPN "Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is encouraged by how his back feels, but does not expect to be ready for the first series of the regular season against the Philadelphia Phillies. "I'm probably 10 days behind," Harrison said. "Hopefully, I can get back for the second or third series of the..." February 23
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Matt Harrison has been shut down from baseball activities after experiencing lower back stiffness on his right side. Harrison is scheduled to have an MRI exam Thursday. He will then return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for further evaluation on Monday by Dr. Drew Dossett, who performed both of..." February 21
Rangers Matt Harrison having MRI on back. Stiffness in same area as surgery.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Players on the Texas Rangers’ spring-training roster began showing up at the Surprise Recreation Campus last week to prepare for another 162-game go-round in 2014. Missing, though, is left-hander Derek Holland, who won’t be leaving behind the friendly confines of Dr. Keith Meister’s TMI Sports..." February 16
Dallas Morning News "It will be working Christmas for Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison. But he considers it a gift, nonetheless. Harrison, whose 2013 season included more surgeries (three) than major league starts (two), will return to the pitching mound next week for the first time since he underwent a..." December 19
Said Matt Harrison, who will start throwing Dec. 1: "I feel good about starting the season as one of those five guys" in #Rangers rotation.
CBS Sports "The Rangers have received bad news after bad news this season on left-hander Matt Harrison who after recently opting to have thoracic outlet surgery on his non-throwing right shoulder joked that he may set a surgery record this year. This is his third surgery of the year reportedly set for..." September 09
Fox Sports Southwest "Texas left-handed starter Matt Harrison who had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome on his left shoulder in 2009 is scheduled to have the same procedure for his right shoulder Monday. Harrison made just two starts this year for the Rangers because of back problems that led to a pair of..." September 08
Dallas Morning News "Left-hander Matt Harrison the Rangers’ opening-day starter will miss the remainder of the season. For the Rangers that counted as good news given the alternative. Harrison came out of an injury-rehabilitation start with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday because of a loss of feeling in the left..." August 13
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Left-hander Matt Harrison threw three pitches to start the fourth inning of a rehab start at Triple A Round Rock on Friday but was pulled with numbness in his left hand as a precaution. He will be further examined and most likely sent to see Rangers physician Keith Meister in Arlington." August 10
Rangers Matt Harrison had no issues in live BP. Will ramp it up Saturday in Cleveland with another session.
MLB.com "Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison underwent additional surgery Wednesday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. Harrison had surgery eight days ago to repair the disc and felt additional discomfort this week. An MRI showed Harrison had further herniation in the disc and needed more surgery. The..." May 02
Matt Harrison has herniated disc, surgery next week, out until after all star break
Matt Harrison got a second injection for his back Saturday and will be examined this week. He is not throwing. #Rangers
Dallas Morning News "The Rangers announced that left-hander Matt Harrison has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to last Saturday, due to lower back strain. They also announced that right-hander Justin Grimm will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock and will start Thursday’s game at Seattle...." April 10
MLB.com "The Rangers have designated outfielder Julio Borbon. for assignment. They have ten days to trade him, release him or get him through outright waivers. The Rangers are still hoping to trade him to another Major League team. The Rangers also appear ready to skip Matt Harrison is his next start..." April 09
Dallas Morning News "Just a week into the season and the Rangers have issues with the top two spots in their starting rotation. LHP Matt Harrison has not been on the field the last two days while receiving treatment for soreness in his lower back, which bothered him during his poor outing on Saturday. Rangers..." April 09
Rangers announce Matt Harrison as opening day starter. Yu Darvish will start second game of season.
Dallas Morning News "Left-hander Matt Harrison, on line to start the March 31 opener at Houston, was so efficient during five scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Surprise, Ariz. that he went to throw more in the bullpen after being removed. Harrison needed only 57 pitches to make it through five..." March 17
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The toe is good to go and Matt Harrison appears to be on track to start Opening Day. Harrison, who was scratched from his last scheduled start Saturday with inflammation on his second toe on his left foot, worked the first two innings of a “B” game against the Royals on Tuesday morning. He..." March 13
Dallas Morning News "Hey, it’s exactly six weeks until opening day and just two days away from the first intrasquad game. It seems like a perfectly good time to wade into who will start the season opener: Matt Harrison or Yu Darvish? This time it is a legitimate question. In the last few years, the decision on..." February 17