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Harrison Ready for Next Step in Rehab

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    ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 08: Matt Harrison #54 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Matt Harrison signed his big deal prior to the 2013 season after a great 2012.

    Since then, he's made six starts, which has been just as disappointing for Harrison as it has for the Texas Rangers and their fans.

    But the big lefty is set to take another step in his rehab process as he attempts to return to a big-league mound after having vertebra in his lower back fused last season — a surgery no known pitcher has ever had, much less returned from.

    Harrison is set to throw off a half-mound after hitting his latest achievement of throwing from flat ground at 200 feet, and that will start on Sunday, according to The Dallas Morning News.

    “I’m really happy, are you kidding?” Harrison told the DMN. “I’ve been doing dry work off a mound for three weeks, feeling like a [fool]. It will be nice to throw a ball.”

    Harrison still has a long way to go before attempting to pitch in the majors again, and his career still could be over, but the signs this winter have been good so far, and it'd be huge if Harrison can indeed return.