Rangers shut down Matt Harrison with back stiffness, MRI next
Matt Harrison's road back to the Texas rotation just got a little rockier.
Rangers lefty Matt Harrison has been working his way back from a pair of back surgeries that limited him to just two starts in 2013. Now, though, Harrison has suffered a setback. Drew Davison of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram writes that Harrison has been shut down from all baseball activities after experiencing stiffness in his lower back. Davison reports that Harrison will undergo an MRI on Thursday and then return to Dallas for further evaluation on Monday.
"Not a big alarm, but a little bit concerned," Harrison said. "I just hope that it’s not a serious issue and something I can take a few days down and stay on top of my core program and get right back out there. Hopefully that’s the case, but it’s not fair to say that I’m not worried about it, because I’ve had a lot of issues recently."