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Matt Harrison | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Matt Harrison surrendered six runs in six innings, taking the loss on Monday versus the Yankees.
Didi Gregorius hit a two-run home run off of him in the third inning and Alex Rodriguez drilled a solo shot in the sixth. He then allowed a walk, a double, and a two-run single before exiting with no outs in the seventh. Overall, Harrison yielded six hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. He's allowed six runs in two of three starts since coming off of the disabled list. He'll try to rebound in his next start at home against the Giants. Jul 27 - 11:34 PM

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Matt Harrison tossed six shutout innings against the Rockies on Tuesday to earn his first win of the season.

Back from spinal fusion surgery, Harrison showed what he's capable of when healthy, scattering seven hits and a walk over his six innings of work. The southpaw struck out two and was removed after 91 pitches as he continues to build up his stamina. The start was just his second of the season and only his eighth since the start of the 2013 season as he's battled back injuries. Harrison and the Rangers hope he can carry over his success into Monday's start against the Yankees.
Jul 22 - 12:59 AM

Matt Harrison will slot in the fifth spot in the Rangers rotation to begin the second half of the season.

He'll take the ball on Tuesday in a tough assignment against the Rockies at Coors Field. After struggling in his first start back from the disabled list, fantasy owners should continue to take a wait-and-see approach with the veteran hurler.
Jul 16 - 7:33 PM

Matt Harrison, making his 2015 season debut, struggled and lost after allowing six runs in four innings to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Harrison was activated from the disabled list on Saturday and had his start pushed back to Wednesday so the Rangers could squeeze an extra start out of Yovani Gallardo. The lefty had spinal fusion surgery last June and completed the long trek back to the major leagues. He gave up six hits and walked three while striking out one in the outing. A.J. Pollock struck the big blow, clubbing a three-run home run as part of a five-run second inning. Harrison will try to get some momentum for himself after the All-Star break, when he'll face the Astros on the road.
Jul 8 - 11:40 PM

Matt Harrison's season debut was moved to Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

By pushing Harrison's start to Wednesday, the Rangers are able to get two more starts out of red-hot Yovani Gallardo. Back issues have kept Harrison sidelined since April 2014. Harrison's return bumped Chi Chi Gonzalez from the starting rotation.
Jul 4 - 5:47 PM

Rangers activated LHP Matt Harrison from the 60-day disabled list.

Harrison will make his long-awaited return to the Rangers rotation on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Harrison has been sidelined since undergoing spinal fusion surgery last June and has made a total of six starts in the big leagues since the 2012 season. He struggled in six starts on his minor league rehab assignment, compiling a 6.23 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 34 2/3 innings.
Jul 4 - 8:36 AM

Matt Harrison (back) is expected to be activated to start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

It's been a long road back for Harrison, who had spinal fusion surgery last June. The 29-year-old posted a 6.23 ERA and 21/15 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings over six minor league rehab starts between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. He's a wait-and-see option in fantasy leagues right now.
Jul 2 - 5:01 PM

Matt Harrison (back) said he's ready to return to the Rangers' starting rotation.

He scattered three runs over six innings Wednesday in his sixth rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock. Harrison's 30-day rehab window expires on Thursday so the Rangers have to make a decision on where he'll make his next start. They could go with a six-man rotation and address the situation after the All-Star break. Rookie Chi Chi Gonzalez has lost three of his last four starts and could be the odd man out when Harrison returns.
Jul 2 - 12:52 PM

Matt Harrison (back) allowed five earned runs over six innings Wednesday at Double-A Frisco.

Harrison finished the outing strong, but he again experienced early-inning woes due to a lack of velocity and lifeless breaking stuff. "I didn’t feel as loose in the beginning. I wasn’t getting extension on the ball and was leaving some balls flat and up," Harrison said. "After that third inning, I felt great. There was more life on the ball. The off-speed stuff was better. Hopefully, we can do that all at the beginning of a game." It's not clear when he might be ready for another shot with the Rangers.
Jun 25 - 10:25 AM

Matt Harrison allowed two runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings in his latest minor league rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

Harrison threw 98 pitches in the outing, walking four and striking out five in the process. It's unclear at this point if he'll require an additional rehab start or be deemed ready to rejoin the Rangers rotation next week.
Jun 14 - 10:48 PM

Matt Harrison (back) topped out at 93 mph during his rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

He sat in the upper 80s, but that he was able to reach back for more is an encouraging sign. Harrison was tagged for six runs in five innings in the start, but overall the Rangers seemed encouraged by the outing. "He found the middle of the plate a few too many times," pitching coach Mike Maddux said. "If he commands the fastball and lets the movement work for him, he’ll be fine."
Jun 10 - 10:24 AM

Matt Harrison (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

He was cleared for the assignment a few days after throwing 77 pitches in an extended spring training game. Harrison, who is making his way back from spinal fusion surgery, is slated to get his pitch count up to 85 in Wednesday's outing. The Rangers figure to use most, if not all, of their allotted 30 days for Harrison's rehab assignment, putting him on pace likely to return in late June.
May 31 - 12:09 PM

Matt Harrison (back) threw 77 pitches Thursday in an extended spring training game.

The next step calls for him to throw a bullpen session Sunday in Arlington, which could set him up to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week. A return before the end of June appears possible. Harrison is currently working his way back from spinal fusion surgery.
May 28 - 4:56 PM

Matt Harrison (back) is scheduled to make another start in extended spring training on Thursday.

He threw four scoreless innings in an extended spring game on Saturday and will work five frames his next time out. If all goes well, he could then be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Harrison is looking to return to the Rangers rotation in mid-June.
May 24 - 4:12 PM

Matt Harrison (back) allowed two runs over three innings Monday in an extended spring training game.

Harrison threw 44 pitches in the outing and said he hit 90 mph on the radar gun. He'll make another appearance in extended spring on Saturday before then possibly beginning a rehab assignment. Harrison hopes to rejoin the Rangers' rotation at some point in June.
May 18 - 10:17 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Tomas Telis
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Adam Rosales
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Delino DeShields
2Leonys Martin
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Martin Perez
4Colby Lewis
5Matt Harrison
6Nick Martinez
7Yu Darvish
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Keone Kela
3Tanner Scheppers
4Spencer Patton
5Sam Freeman
6Alex Claudio
7Nick Tepesch
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Jon Edwards