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?