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Rangers will stand pat with starting pitching

Apr 19, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

Matt Harrison AP

As Craig posted earlier, Matt Harrison will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back, which will likely keep him out until the All-Star break. In his absence, Rangers GM Jon Daniels will be relying on in-house options, reports Todd Wills of ESPN Dallas.

Daniels said Friday he doesn’t expect to run out and make a trade. April doesn’t make for the best trading season and the Rangers do have guys rehabbing in Arizona that could make an impact — Colby Lewis, Neftali Feliz and Martin Perez.

“We’re always keeping our eyes open,” Daniels said. “But I don’t think we’ll do anything from outside. We’ll play it out. We like the guys we’ve got. We like the guys that are on the mend. That’s obviously an important group for us in Arizona.”

Justin Grimm was added to the rotation after Harrison faltered in his first two starts, posting an 8.44 ERA in 10.2 innings. Grimm will make his second start of the season and his fourth career start on Sunday against the Mariners.

  1. ptfu - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Not the worst idea. Unless they’re willing to part with significant resources, the Rangers are unlikely to land anyone better than what they’ve already got rehabbing.

  2. billysabre - Apr 19, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Ugh my fantasy team

  3. albertmn - Apr 20, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    What would you expect him to say? Even if they were to panic internally, it would only hurt them to say they needed immediate help. If other teams are trying to move a starter, they will contact them anyway, so no reason to look desperate.

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