The Beds in Arizona

In some good news, Matt Harrison's back is apparently fine, and his back isn't going to explode (yet). Apparently, the cause of the stiffness was traced to a soft bed, and with the use of a firmer mattress for a few days, Harrison feels fine and has been cleared to return to normal action, although it will set him back a bit and keep him from being ready at the very beginning of the regular season over a month from now.

The problem as I see it, is a disturbing trend of back soreness and tightness among many Rangers players at Spring Training. Elvis Andrus has a sore back, Tanner Scheppers has been dealing with a tight back thus far in camp, and Kensuke Tanaka is also dealing with lower back soreness.

Now, Nick Tepesch has been scratched from today's intrasquad game due to a tight back. Once again, we're being told that it's merely precautionary, but the trend of back ailments piling up is a disturbing one at best, and it leaves me wondering: exactly what kind of beds are they giving these guys in Surprise, Arizona?