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Josh Harrison | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
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Pirates transferred INF Josh Harrison from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Ran Runzler. Harrison is out for the season with a fractured hand. Sep 10 - 1:22 PM

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Pirates placed INF Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured fifth metacarpal on his left hand.

Harrison suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Saturday. Although the Pirates haven't revealed a potential timetable for him, this will almost surely end Harrison's season. Sean Rodriguez could receive the bulk of the starts at second base down the stretch, although the club is expected to get Adam Frazier (hamstring) back later this week.
Sep 3 - 10:33 AM

Josh Harrison will consult with a hand specialist after taking a pitch off his left hand during Saturday's game.

That doesn't sound good. One assumes he would have had an X-ray after getting hit, and if the Pirates aren't saying anything about that, odds are that something turned up. At least the team is due to get Adam Frazier back sometime next week.
Sep 2 - 9:48 PM

Josh Harrison came out of Saturday's game after five innings because of an apparent hand injury.

Harrison was hit by a pitch in the fifth. He remained in to run the bases, but he didn't take his position in the top of the sixth.
Sep 2 - 8:45 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

It looks to be a routine day off. Sean Rodriguez will fill in at second base.
Aug 28 - 6:15 PM

Josh Harrison put an end to Rich Hill's no-hit bid by belting a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

It was the Pirates' only hit of the game and he really made it count. He lifted Hill's 99th pitch of the game over the wall in left field to end perhaps the most amazing contest of the season. Harrison has a .281 batting average with 16 home runs and 47 RBI in 456 at-bats.
Aug 23 - 10:30 PM

Josh Harrison finished 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Pirates' loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

Harrison did his part, swatting a solo shot in the bottom of the third inning off Dodgers starter Alex Wood and a run-scoring two-bagger in the bottom of the eighth against Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez. Harrison was the only Pirates batter to register multiple hits in the 12-inning affair at PNC Park. The 30-year-old utilityman has a cool .281/.349/.440 slash line with 15 home runs, 44 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and 62 runs scored in 118 games this season.
Aug 21 - 11:58 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.

Harrison was able to get just enough of an Adam Wainwright offering, pulling it over the left field wall for a two-run clout in the first inning. The homer was his 13th of the year but just his third since the All-Star break. His production since the break aside, Harrison has been fairly useful for fantasy owners this year, batting .278/.349/.425 with 13 homers and 12 steals overall.
Aug 18 - 2:01 AM

Josh Harrison finished 0-for-4 in the 3-1 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

Harrison, a member of the NL All-Star team, is hitting just .231/.275/.328 in 134 at-bats since the beginning of July. He might have been in line to lose some playing time to Adam Frazier if not for Gregory Polanco's latest injury. As is, Frazier can play the outfield, meaning that Harrison's spot should be secure.
Aug 15 - 11:19 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

He singled and scored in the third inning in which the Pirates scored all four of their runs for the game. Harrison has been solidly productive across the board with a .278 batting average, 12 home runs, 52 runs scored, 38 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 109 games.
Aug 11 - 10:25 PM

Josh Harrison hit a solo home run and finished 1-for-4 in a loss to the Padres on Saturday.

He plastered a Phil Maton pitch over the center field wall for his 12th homer of the year. The 30-year-old has taken a big step forward this year. After hitting just four homers each of the last two years, Harrison is just one behind his career high of 13 set back in 2014. He qualifies at second base, third base and outfield in some formats.
Aug 5 - 11:46 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with three RBI on Friday, leading the Pirates to a 10-6 victory over the Padres.

Harrison delivered a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, then added on a two-run single during a five-run uprising in the seventh. The veteran infielder is enjoying another solid season at the dish, slashing .282/.357/.429 with 11 homers, 36 RBI and 11 stolen bases.
Aug 5 - 1:26 AM

Josh Harrison (leg) is back in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

It's Harrison's first start since Sunday, as he's been nursing some lower leg discomfort. Harrison is at second base and batting second against Travis Wood and the Padres.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: There is some weather risk here - you can find out more about that on the RotoGrinders Weather Page - but Harrison is a viable mid-range target against Travis Wood. The Pirates have a team total over five runs which is a nice uptick from where they're usually positioned, and Harrison has had some success against lefties this year. Harrison steps into tonight's game with a .193 ISO and 127 wRC+ against southpaws. The Pirates are a potential against-the-grain stack in large-field tournaments.
Aug 4 - 3:52 PM

Josh Harrison (leg) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Thursday against the Reds.

Harrison has been dealing with lower leg discomfort since the weekend but his presence as a pinch-hitter Wednesday would suggest a DL stint won't be necessary. Adam Frazier has been filling in for him at second base.
Aug 3 - 8:28 PM

Josh Harrison (leg) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the Pirates' loss to the Reds.

Harrison has been bothered by lower leg discomfort since last weekend, but it would appear he is close to returning to the starting lineup. The versatile 30-year-old owns a respectable .277/.354/.427 batting line with 11 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 102 games this season.
Aug 3 - 8:37 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4Wade LeBlanc
5A.J. Schugel
6George Kontos
7Dovydas Neverauskas
8Angel Sanchez
9Johnny Barbato
10Edgar Santana
11Jack Leathersich
12Dan Runzler