Rangers' Harrison placed on DL


The Sports Network

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Harrison started and pitched just 1 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to Houston before leaving the game with back stiffness. He was diagnosed with lower back inflammation and will have an injection on Friday to try and alleviate the symptoms before considering other options.

The 28-year-old is 1-1 this season with a 4.15 ERA.

In a corresponding move, Texas recalled right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Round Rock. Mikolas, who began the season on the DL, has posted a 3.38 ERA in eight innings this season for Round Rock.

The Rangers also placed Martin Perez on the DL with inflammation in his left elbow. Nick Tepesch was recalled from Round Rock to start Wednesday's rubber match against the Astros.

Read more Baseball Wires stories from the Miami Herald

  • Arencibia comes through as Rangers beat Yankees

    Texas Rangers slugger J.P. Arencibia has been around long enough to not let one or two failed at-bats shake his psyche. Especially not since spending more than a month in the minor leagues early this summer trying to work out his struggles at the plate.

  • Tim Cowlishaw: Darvish is Rangers' future

    Victories being somewhat precious for this club - the Texas Rangers have not won back-to-back games since June - Monday's 4-2 triumph over the New York Yankees was surely seen by most as something to celebrate at Globe Life Park.

  • Astros belt three homers off Chavez in 7-3 victory over A's

    Before Monday's 7-3 loss to the Astros, the one thing about A's starter Jesse Chavez that was consistent through good times and bad was his ability to keep the ball in the park.

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category