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Harrison makes first Spring training appearance

Harrison makes first Spring training appearance

 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.

 

 

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