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Rangers place Matt Harrison on DL with back injury

Apr 10, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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Texas placed Matt Harrison on the disabled list after the left-hander gave up 11 runs his first two starts while pitching through lower back soreness.

To replace Harrison on the roster and in the rotation the Rangers called up Triple-A right-hander Justin Grimm, who’ll start tomorrow night against the Mariners. Grimm got knocked around in his 14-inning debut last season and also struggled some at Triple-A, but throws in the mid-90s and has a solid overall track record in the minors.

After back-to-back seasons with 30-plus starts and an ERA under 3.50 Harrison inked a five-year, $55 million extension in January and got the Opening Day assignment for the Rangers.

  1. BPKay - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    The most important thing to note about Grimm is that he is not named Derek Lowe.

  2. beefytrout - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    I hope the back is the only problem… Harrison got an oversized contract and was given the #1 slot in the rotation. Hopefully there’s not a mental pressure with that.

  3. proudlycanadian - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    The news is not all Grimm for the Rangers rotation. They got a fine start from a rookie yesterday and Darvish has pitched very well.

    • BPKay - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      I see what Yu did there….

  4. 2077james - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    It’s the same with any elite athlete, the self belief that helps them reach the top is the thing that blinds them from the truth. In Roy’s case he’s a 35 year old pitcher who’s thrown a ton of innings and just isn’t the same guy he was a few years ago. No shame in that.

    • 2077james - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      Wrong post. What a dick!! (My point still stands though).

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 10, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        I have had that happen top me. WordPress sometimes messes up.

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