Rangers Won’t Seek Outside Pitching Help

Earlier today, Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison decided that he will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back.  His absence will undoubtedly test the Rangers' pitching depth, but General Manager Jon Daniels doesn't expect to go out-of-house for reinforcements, writes Todd Wills of ESPNDallas.com.

Daniels said that he won't be seeking a deal in part because of the difficulty involved in swinging a trade in April.  He also doesn't feel pressure to make a move with Colby Lewis, Neftali Feliz, and Martin Perez rehabbing at the team's spring training facility.

"We're always keeping our eyes open," Daniels said. "But I don't think we'll do anything from outside. We'll play it out. We like the guys we've got. We like the guys that are on the mend. That's obviously an important group for us in Arizona.

The Rangers made a considerable investment in Harrison this offseason, inking him to a five-year, $55MM extension.  Harrison posted a 3.34 ERA with 5.8 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 across 399 innings of work in 2011-12.


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