Injuries: Matt Harrison tests toe, to stay in camp

March, 10, 2013
3/10/13
3:01
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- LHP Matt Harrison pitched a full bullpen session Sunday to test his sore left toe and reported no problems.

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Harrison will remain in camp with the Rangers instead of flying to Texas on Monday to meet with an orthopedist as originally planned.

Harrison was scratched from Saturday's start against the San Diego Padres with inflammation in the toe, which he said is caused by irritation when he drags the foot while throwing a pitch.

He had been scheduled to fly to Dallas on Monday for an evaluation by an orthopedist. He experienced a similar issue last season, which was quickly resolved by an orthotic insert placed in his shoe. The problem first flared up again about two weeks ago.

Other injury notes:

1B Mitch Moreland is scratched for a second consecutive game with a tight right quad. The extra day of rest is precautionary, and he should return to the lineup on Monday.

RHP Kyle McClellan (shoulder soreness) threw batting practice on Saturday and reported no problems. He is scheduled to make his spring debut in Tuesday's game.

RHP Colby Lewis (surgery -- torn flexor tendon) will throw a bullpen on Sunday.

RHP Wilmer Font (biceps tendonitis) will throw batting practice on Sunday.

C Eli Whiteside (mild left calf strain) had his calf re-examined on Friday and is expected to remain out of the lineup for 3-5 days.

RHP Joakim Soria (Tommy John surgery) and will throw a bullpen on Monday.

RHP Neftali Perez (Tommy John surgery) is throwing long toss out to 75 feet.

LHP Martin Perez (fractured left ulna) is not expected to resume a throwing program for approximately three weeks.

Team notes:

The Rangers (6-7-2) seek to reach .500 for the first time this spring when they face Cleveland (11-5) for the second time this spring. The Rangers opened the Cactus League season with a six-game winless streak (0-5-1) but have been on a tear since.

Derek Lowe threw batting practice on Friday in his first day of training camp with the Texas Rangers. The right-hander will throw batting practice again on Tuesday and is on track to see his first game action Friday in Scottsdale against San Francisco.

LHP Robbie Ross is making his second start of the spring and is scheduled to throw four innings. Ross is among the arms competing for the open fifth spot in the starting rotation. He owns a 3.00 ERA and has allowed three earned runs in nine innings.

RHP Justin Grimm, who is also competing for the fifth starter role, is scheduled to throw Sunday. This would be his first appearance since Mar. 3.

Elvis Andrus (Venezuela) and Engle Beltre (Spain) could return to the Rangers soon, as both of their teams were eliminated from the World Baseball Classic. Gabe Suarez (Spain) and Jose Felix (Mexico) are other Rangers who saw their WBC time come to an end.

Entering Sunday, Nelson Cruz and Leury Garcia (Dominican Republic) are the only Rangers who have advanced to the second round of the WBC.

Cruz went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored yesterday in WBC action. Engle Beltre went 2-for-5 with a run, and Gabe Suarez finished 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. Andrus did not play for Venezuela against Puerto Rico.

Jeff Baker has been on a hot streak at the plate of late. He posted his second three-hit game of the spring against Cleveland on Saturday. His .481 batting average is tied for second in the Cactus League and tied for third best in the majors.

Jurickson Profar has seven walks, tying him with Cleveland's Lou Marson and Oakland's Adam Rosales for the Cactus League lead.

David Murphy has a five-game hitting streak, with three multi-hit games in the past seven, hitting .429 (9-21) during that span.

Today marks the final time Texas will play Cleveland this spring.

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