The Phillies placed Harrison (back) on the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports. It is questionable if Harrison will pitch at all this season. He is sidelined with hyperthyroidism, a type of lower-back inflammation.
Harrison (back) will not be present when pitchers and catchers report to Phillies camp Thursday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. General manager Matt Klentak said, "We're not expecting him to be here any time soon, if at all this year. If things go well, we'll be happy to get him back, but the reality is we're kind of in a wait-and-see mode and we have to let it play out." Harrison wasn't expected to be ready for spring training, but this is the finishing touch to make it so. The southpaw's return is completely dependent on how well he can recover from his hyperthyroidism, which the Phillies have decided to take day by day and not rush him through his recovery.
Harrison (back) is not expected to be ready for spring training and it is unlikely he will pitch anytime soon, the Phillies' official site reports. Harrison, who came over to the Phillies as a salary dump in the Cole Hamels trade, made just three starts last season before returning to the disabled list with a type of lower-back inflammation called hyperthyroidism. Even if he can return at some point this year, his chances for success are diminished due to his declining velocity.
The Phillies activated Harrison (back) from the 60-day disabled list on Monday. The move is procedural. Harrison remains sidelined indefinitely with a back issue.
The Phillies placed left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled list, per the News Journal. Harrison was just acquired by the Phillies, from Texas, for Cole Hamels. He hadn't appeared in a game for the team. He's suffering from lower back inflammation.
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