Matt Harrison can thank his mattress for his bad back

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Matt Harrison: uniform number 54, Sleep Number: TBD.

Matt Harrison was sent for an MRI on his sore back last week. Given his health issues last season, it seemed like a bad omen. Turns out, it was just a bad mattress. Evan Grant:

Harrison, who had a pair of back surgeries last year to repair and stabilize a herniated disc, said he believed his recent bout of back stiffness was caused by a too-soft mattress in his spring rental home. He’s since switched beds in the house and the pain has abated.

He said he’s feeling close to 100 percent now. He’ll likely not be ready for the start of the season given the time he’s missed so far. But, bed willing, he should be good to go pretty early on.