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Matt Harrison tried to pitch through lower back soreness his first two starts this season for the Texas Rangers. He then got two epidural injections and a second opinion when he went on the disabled list.
All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison and the Texas Rangers agreed Wednesday night to a $55 million, five-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal.
Matt Harrison has gone from a pitcher the Texas Rangers left off their postseason roster to one they believe can become one of the league's best left-handers.
A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers and All-Star pitcher Matt Harrison have agreed to a $55 million, five-year contract.
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Scott Feldman's pitch just caught the outside corner of the plate, so close that Yadier Molina thought it was ball four and started toward first base.
Lance Berkman was ready for his moment.
Lance Lynn pitches a perfect eighth, striking out Adrian Beltre to end the inning.
Now that the Cardinals have forced the World Series to a Game 7 for the first time in nine years, St. Louis manager Tony La Russa must decide whether to send ace Chris Carpenter to the mound on short rest Friday night or start Kyle Lohse or Edwin Jackson.
"I'm definitely frustrated because I'm not out there and doing what I love to do on an everyday basis. But at the same time, I didn't have any control over what happened," Harrison said. "It's not like I jumped off a roof trying to jump in a pool or doing something stupid. It just happened. So, I try to stay through it. ... Hopefully I can have a speedy recovery and get through this rehab."
"I thought I could make adjustments and pitch through it. But it just wasn't working. The biggest thing was the weakness in my leg," Harrison said. "The release point was inconsistent every pitch. I just couldn't find any way to make it consistent. I'm not doing the team any favors by trying to pitch through it. So I might as well get it right."