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 Duquette).
Harrison, 28, has been on the shelf from the beginning of the season due to inflammation and soreness in his back. He has made three minor-league rehab starts, posting a 4.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in eight innings. Daniels said on the radio, though, that several scouts have said that Harrison's stuff is back to normal, so the club believes he's ready to rejoin the rotation.
Last season, Harrison was only able to make two starts before back and shoulder injuries sidelined him. In 2012, his last full season, Harrison was an All-Star and went 18-11 with a 4.03 ERA (133 ERA+) in 213 1/3 innings.