Harrison ready to start rehab outings
Starter Matt Harrison threw about 70 pitches in batting practice before Sunday’s game against the Twins.
“I thought he threw the ball well,” manager Ron Washington said. “When he starts getting into competition, he’ll get his command back.”
Harrison said his command was a little off, but he pitched well to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, David Murphy and Taylor Teagarden. He recorded five strikeouts, three by David Murphy. Murphy responded with a home run to opposite field and a single up the middle at Harrison.
More importantly, Harrison felt that his arm slot and delivery felt much better. He fell into bad habits, which he says caused inflammation around his left biceps.
Harrison expects to throw a medical rehabilitation start on Wednesday, but he doesn’t know where. The early guess would be with Double-A Frisco, who play at home against the San Antonio Missions, over Triple-A Oklahoma City, which is on the road.