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Matt Harrison needs spinal surgery

Updated: May 15, 2014, 1:27 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers might lose starting pitchers Matt Harrison and Martin Perez for the rest of the season.

Harrison, who left Tuesday's game with a stiff back after 1 2/3 innings, was diagnosed with severe nerve irritation in his lower back. He will need spinal fusion surgery to eliminate the discomfort, which would force him to miss the rest of the season.

General manager Jon Daniels said other major league players have returned from such a surgery but it's a much more ...

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