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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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Team USA manager Jim Leyland said that Josh Harrison will be in the starting lineup for Friday's World Baseball Classic match-up with Puerto Rico.
Harrison was added to the United States' roster as an injury replacement for Matt Carpenter earlier this month. Friday's showdown with Puerto Rico will represent Harrison's first time in the starting lineup for Team USA. Mar 15 - 5:21 PM

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Josh Harrison had a two-run single and then a two-run homer off the bench for Team USA on Thursday's exhibition against the Red Sox.

The homer came off minor league reliever Taylor Grover. Harrison was just added to Team USA's roster last weekend in place of the injured Matt Carpenter. He doesn't figure to make any starts in the WBC, but his versatility could come in handy.
Mar 9 - 4:21 PM

Ken Rosenthal reports that Josh Harrison will join Team USA for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

He's taking the place of Matt Carpenter who bowed out due to injury. His absence from Pirates' camp will afford more opportunities for those vying for reserve infield spots.
Mar 4 - 11:24 AM

Josh Harrison is open to filling a utility role for the Pirates.

Harrison served as Pittsburgh's everyday second baseman in 2016 but could see time at third base this year if Jung Ho Kang's legal battle drags into the regular season. Kang is missing the start of spring training to stand trial in Korea for his third DUI and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Harrison is no stranger to third base. 215 of his 617 major league appearances have come at the hot corner.
Feb 18 - 11:29 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates "remain open" to trading Josh Harrison.

A rival general manager told Rosenthal that the Pirates "generally" listen to trade offers for players under long-term control, which includes Harrison and also Andrew McCutchen. Harrison has disappointed since inking a long-term extension, batting just .285/.318/.389 over the last two seasons. If the Pirates were to trade Harrison, they could install Adam Frazier or Alen Hanson at second base. Rosenthal says Jung Ho Kang is not a candidate to move back to second after injuring his knee while playing the position in 2015.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Pirates activated INF Josh Harrison from the 60-day disabled list.

Normally a utility man for the Pirates, Harrison settled in as the club's everyday second baseman in 2016, playing all but one of his 129 games at the position. He started out the season on fire, but struggled before eventually being shut down with a right groin strain. He finished the season hitting .283/.311/.388 with four homers, 59 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Pirates placed INF Josh Harrison on the 60-day disabled list with a groin injury.

Harrison was shut down two weeks ago with a right groin strain. The 29-year-old finishes the 2016 season with a disappointing .283/.311/.388 batting line in 131 games. He's owed $7.75 million in 2017 on a contract that carries options through 2020.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 03:45:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 03:34:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:52:00 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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:01:00 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.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 10:28:00 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.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 09:43:00 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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 06:07:00 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
3Jose Osuna
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
6Drew Hutchison
7Trevor Williams
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Jared Hughes
6Antonio Bastardo
7Wade LeBlanc
8Tyler Webb
9A.J. Schugel