Rangers Matt Harrison out until after All-Star break with herniated disc

Friday April 19th, 2013

Texas Rangers' starting pitcher Matt Harrison will have surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back and is expected to be out until after the All-Star break, Rangers GM Jon Daniels said on Friday. According to Fox Sports reporter Anthony Andro, the team will not have a proper timeline for how long Harrison will be out until after surgery is complete.

Harrison appeared in two games this season before succumbing to a herniated disc in his back. He took the loss on Opening Day against the Astros, surrendering five runs in 5.2 innings. Harrison didn't fare better in his next start against the Angels on April 6, allowing five runs in five innings of work. The left-hander landed on the disabled list on April 10th after receiving multiple injections to help reduce inflammation in his lower back.

Harrison won 18 games for the Rangers last season while posting a 3.29 ERA.

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