SURPRISE, Ariz. -- As Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers report today, a few key members of the club's rotation -- and some that are vying to make that rotation -- are expected to be 100 percent on schedule and ready to go.
That includes left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison, who threw 44 pitches in a bullpen session on Sunday and was pleased with how he's feeling.
Yu Darvish, who had an injection in his back at the end of last season, threw 34 pitches on Sunday and is listed as fully healthy.
Colby Lewis likely throws his first bullpen on Monday, but will do so on schedule. After coming off hip surgery, Lewis has been throwing at his home and the club lists him as "full go." The hip resurfacing was a rare procedure on a pitcher (in fact, there's no record of an active pitcher having it), so everyone will be paying close attention to Lewis' progress.
Other injury notes:
LHP Derek Holland remains on crutches and is rehabbing in Arlington. He will join the team in Surprise when he's off crutches, which could be a week or so.
INF Jurickson Profar has some shoulder inflammation. He can run, hit and field, but won't throw until he's reevaluated by Dr. Keith Meister, the team physician, this week.
Roman Mendez (olecranon stress fracture) is throwing pens and progressing through his throwing program (he had the surgery last May). The club anticipates that he will be little behind at the outset of camp.
Joseph Ortiz (foot) is on the 60-day DL and can't put any weight on his foot until the end of March.
Ben Rowen (biceps tendinitis) will be reevaluated by Dr. Meister this week.
Shawn Tolleson (left ankle sprain) will be reevaluated by Dr. Meister this week and is listed as day-to-day.