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Matt Harrison throws off mound for first time since May, 2014

Matt Harrison threw 15 pitches off of a mound today, a significant milestone in his attempt to return from back surgery

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Harrison, who missed most of 2013 and 2014 due to back surgeries which have put his career in jeopardy, threw off a mound today for the first time since May 13, 2014.

That game, of course, was the game in Houston where he was pulled mid-start, after which it was determined he had a condition that necessitated spinal fusion surgery.  Ben and I were at that game, and watching Matt Harrison walk off the field that day was one of the most downer moments I've witnessed as a Rangers fan.

It was just 15 pitches, but Stefan Stevenson says Harrison felt good, and it is a postive step on his journey back to being a major league pitcher again.