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Matt Harrison to have CT scan on Wednesday

Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison is set to have a CT scan on Wednesday, after X-rays on his back Monday were clean, per Jeff Wilson

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Texas Rangers lefthanded pitcher Matt Harrison is going to have a CT scan on Wednesday, according to Jeff Wilson, after X-rays on his back performed yesterday came back clean.

It is still unknown whether Harrison will ever be able to make it all the way back and pitch again, but this is a positive step, and Wilson says that if the CT scan results are good, he should be able to start throwing in January.

Harrison has missed most of the past two seasons with back issues which are career-threatening.  The Rangers are going to take it slow with him this spring, and he almost certainly will start the season on the disabled list, as he works to determine if he's going to be able to resume his career.  Harrison had established himself as a solid rotation member prior to the back issues, and his absence has created a big hole for the Rangers in their rotation.