NEW YORK -- Pitcher Matt Harrison still has a bruise on the triceps muscle of his left arm, but still expects to make his next start on Saturday against the Braves. The good news for Harrison is he finally passed a kidney stone on Monday that had been bothering him for almost two weeks.
"It had points on it, that's why it hurt so much," Harrison said.
Harrison had to leave Sunday's game against the Twins in the seventh inning when he was hit in the left arm by Danny Valencia's line drive. Harrison played catch on Tuesday and is expected to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.
"It's fine," Harrison said about his arm. "I have been icing it to keep the swelling down. It's just sore. I don't have any problems bending it. I got hit on the back side of the arm. If it hit me on the inside it could have been worse."
The only start Harrison has missed has been because of a blister on the index finger of his left hand, but that has hardened over and is no longer an issue. If his bruise goes away, he might actually be problem-free for the first time in three weeks.
"It's about time," Harrison said.