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Josh Harrison | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Harrison (groin) is done for the season.
Harrison suffered a right groin strain on Saturday night and that injury will take 4-6 weeks to heal. The 29-year-old posted a disappointing .283/.311/.388 batting line in 131 games this season for the Pirates, who currently sit six games back in the National League Wild Card race. Harrison is under contract with Pittsburgh through 2018 with options that could run through 2020. Sep 12 - 3:34 PM

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Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in a radio interview Sunday that Josh Harrison (groin) needs "significant" down time.

He didn't offer additional details beyond that, but it's sounding like this could very well be a season-ending injury for the second baseman. Harrison departed Saturday's game with the injury. Sean Rodriguez is filling in for Harrison on Sunday should see ample playing time in the final weeks. Adam Frazier is also a candidate for starts at the keystone.
Sep 11 - 12:52 PM

Josh Harrison (groin) is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Harrison left Saturday's game against the Reds with right groin discomfort. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Starling Marte (back) is also out again, as he hasn't played since Monday. Sean Rodriguez is at second base, Gregory Polanco is in left field and Josh Bell is in right. Francisco Cervelli is getting a day off Sunday, as well, with Chris Stewart doing the catching.

Josh Harrison left Saturday's game against the Reds with right groin discomfort.

He injured himself rounding first on a sixth-inning double. Sean Rodriguez pinch-ran for Harrison and took his place at second base the following inning. Harrison went 2-for-4 with two RBI before exiting. Consider him day-to-day.
Sep 10 - 10:01 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored on Friday in a loss to the Reds.

He doubled in the Pirates' first run in the third inning. He singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning but his squad failed to dent the scoreboard again. He has a .282 batting average with a paltry four home runs and 57 RBI in 483 at-bats. His primary source of fantasy value is stolen bases, of which he owns 19.
Sep 9 - 10:28 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Reds.

Harrison batted leadoff and subsequently led off the game with a double, and he doubled again and scored in the sixth inning. The 29-year-old now has hits in eight straight games, including five multi-hit performances. The good stretch has his season line up to .280/.308/.382 with 55 runs scored, 56 RBI, four homers and 19 steals.
Sep 8 - 9:43 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Harrison was the only Pirates batter to manage more than one hit. The Buccos fell by a 10-0 final score in what was a punch-less offensive effort. With the double, Harrison has now notched 21 two-baggers on the season. In addition to that tally, he is slashing .276/.305/.378 with four homers, 55 RBI and 19 steals over 463 at-bats. The 19 steals and 55 RBI are both career highs for the 29-year-old second baseman.
Sep 4 - 6:07 PM

Josh Harrison filled up the box score in Saturday's 9-6 victory over the Brewers, going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI.

Harrison also swiped a pair of bases in the ballgame. He delivered a two-run single in the fourth inning that cut the Pirates deficit to 5-4. It has been an up-and-down season for the speedy infielder, who is now slashing .273/.301/.377 with four homers, 51 RBI and 18 stolen bases.
Aug 27 - 11:38 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

Harrison batted leadoff in the game and delivered, getting on base three times while driving in the Pirates' only run with an RBI single in the eighth inning. The three hits extended Harrison's modest hitting streak to six games, and he's got three doubles, five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in that stretch. Harrison is now hitting .278/.306/.388 in 112 games overall.
Aug 20 - 10:09 PM

Josh Harrison (leg) singled and drew a walk in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Harrison missed a few days of action with a leg injury after a collision with Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton on Sunday. He should be OK moving forward.
Aug 5 - 8:41 AM

Josh Harrison (leg) is out again Wednesday.

Harrison has been sidelined since his ugly collision with Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton on Sunday. Pittsburgh is saying it's leg discomfort. He remains day-to-day.
Aug 3 - 3:47 PM

Josh Harrison (leg) remains out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday.

Harrison was involved in a nasty collision Sunday with Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton and hasn't played since. The issue is being called right leg discomfort.
Aug 2 - 6:36 PM

Josh Harrison was lifted from Sunday's game due to right leg discomfort.

Harrison was involved in a nasty collision with Keon Broxton while covering first base defensively. He should be considered day-to-day and should return to the Pirates lineup early in the week.
Jul 31 - 4:57 PM

Josh Harrison was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Brewers after he was plowed into by Keon Broxton at first base.

Harrison was covering first base on a ground ball hit to David Freese when he was run over by the Brewers' rookie outfielder. He seemed to be favoring his left leg when getting up and walking off the field. The Pirates should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 31 - 4:24 PM

Josh Harrison is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.

David Freese will also take a seat against right-hander Felix Hernandez. Adam Frazier will start at second base and bat second while Jung Ho Kang will play third and bat fifth.

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
4Jacob Stallings
5Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2Josh Bell
3Jason Rogers
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Steven Brault
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Watson
2Neftali Feliz
3Felipe Rivero
4Jared Hughes
5Juan Nicasio
6Antonio Bastardo
7Jeff Locke
8A.J. Schugel
9Tyler Glasnow
10Drew Hutchison
11Trevor Williams
12Wade LeBlanc
13Zach Phillips
14Phil Coke