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ARLINGTON -- Left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison rejoined the Rangers on Tuesday, one day after his second rehab start for Double-A Frisco. Pitching in Little Rock against Arkansas, Harrison allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two in 3 1/3 innings. He threw 77 pitches in a game played in 40-plus degree weather. He was supposed to pitch on Sunday, but the game was rained out.

"It just wasn't a good night," Harrison said. "Forty-five degree weather, the wind was blowing. … I let a lot of things get in my head. Going up there, getting rained out, sitting around, freezing weather -- I just wasn't motivated.

"It wasn't what I wanted it to be. I felt good warming up, but once I sat down, my body started stiffening up and it got worse. I threw like 50 pitches in the first inning and I must have had 20 foul balls. I didn't have the feel of my breaking ball."

Harrison, who started the season on the disabled list while recovering from last year's back problems, is scheduled to pitch again on Saturday for Triple-A Round Rock or Double-A Frisco. The goal is to throw 95 pitches, and then the Rangers will decide whether he's ready to be activated.

"A lot depends on how the next one goes," Harrison said. "Hopefully I'll go more than three and get my pitch-count up. At least go six."

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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