The Texas Rangers' pitching staff is still in a state of limbo with Matt Harrison on the shelf for a good while after undergoing back surgery on Tuesday, but the silver lining in that seems to be the fact that Harrison's surgery has done its job.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, speaking to reporters on Tuesday in Anaheim prior to the Rangers' extra-inning loss to the Angels, said Harrison had normal pain from the surgical incision but no more pain in his legs after doctors repaired a herniated disc that was pressing on a nerve and weakening his legs.
Daniels put the ballpark estimated return date for Harrison at about three months, as expected, which would have the Rangers' No. 2 pitcher and ERA and wins leader from 2012 back after the all-star break.
Now, the Rangers just need to keep their fingers crossed that no more pitchers suffer injuries, at least until either Colby Lewis or Martin Perez, or both, are back in the fold from their injuries and rehab assignments.