SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison made his first spring training game appearance, throwing one inning in a ''B'' game against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.
Harrison threw six strikes among 11 pitches to four batters. He allowed one hit, a single up the middle by Mike Moustakas.
He has been slowed this spring training by a back problem. He received a nerve-block injection on the right side of his neck on Feb. 24, but was cleared for his back issue.
Harrison won 18 games and was an All-Star in 2012, then got a $55 million, five-year contract. He had never had any back issues before last spring training, and still made his first two scheduled starts. After going 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA, Harrison got two epidural injections and a second opinion before two operations in a matter of weeks.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Yanks set sights on sweep of Orioles The Yankees’ CC Sabathia certainly knows his way around a playoff chase. Yet will he be able to fend off a Baltimore team in desperate...
Thumbnail Angels vs. Tigers Prediction The Detroit Tigers look to take their rubber match with the Los Angeles Angels at 1:10PM ET today. Can they...
Thumbnail Twins vs. Blue Jays Pick Can the Toronto Blue Jays win in big fashion when they close out this weekend series with the Minnesota Twins today at 1:07PM...
Thumbnail Braves vs. Giants Prediction The under has been cashing when the Braves and Giants meet up, which will take place again tonight at 9:05PM ET.
Thumbnail Scorching lefties face off in BoSox-Royals tilt With mere weeks remaining in the regular season, familiar names like Chris Sale and Cole Hamels continue to dominate the Cy Young conversation in the...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement