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Matt Harrison has herniated disc in back; will have surgery

Apr 19, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

The Rangers placed  Matt Harrison on the disabled list last week with back trouble. That back trouble is worse than first feared:

There’s no official timetable yet, but Andro tweets that Harrison likely won’t be back until after the All-Star break.

Harrison had started 30-plus games in each of the past two years. And he just signed a five-year, $55 million extension in January. Tough break.

  1. tuberippin - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Well…at least the Rangers will be getting several pitchers back all around the same time, between Harrison, Neftali Feliz and Colby Lewis.

  2. beefytrout - Apr 19, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    I just hope Oakland hasn’t run away with the division by that point.

  3. miketreedy - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    This is a big loss. He is a true work horse. Back injuries can linger for a long time. Hopefully, he is able to return healthy.

  4. gt929 - Apr 21, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    At least we now know why he pitched so poorly in his two starts this year.

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