MINNEAPOLIS -- The Rangers made it official on Saturday. Matt Harrison was activated off the disabled list and Guillermo Moscoso was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Harrison has been sidelined since May 7 with biceps tendinitis. He is 1-1 with a 5.29 ERA in six starts this season and has never pitched out of the bullpen in his Major League career. But he is now a left-handed middle reliever for the Rangers.
The Rangers want a second left-handed reliever out of the bullpen to go along with Darren Oliver. There is no word yet if this is just temporary duty or a permanent change of station.
"If it, it is," Harrison said. "I'm not worried about that. I'm focused on helping this team out of the bullpen and getting guys out. I love starting but right now they want me in the bullpen. I'm keeping my focus on that."
Harrison said he has discussed with Dustin Nippert and others about adjusting to his role as a reliever.
"Nippert was telling me just to find my routine and find out how long it takes to get loose," Harrison said. "It's a matter of getting a feel for what I need to work on but staying loose is the key. He told me to start stretching in the fourth or fifth inning and be ready when they call."