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Josh Harrison | Third Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Harrison had another three-hit game, going 3-for-6 in Wednesday's 13-inning loss to the Twins.
Harrison had a three-hit game on Tuesday and has three-plus hits in four of his last six games. He was thrown out attempting to steal, leaving him with just one success in four attempts this season. The speedster has picked up his batting line to .255/.289/.407, though, and he has four home runs with 11 RBI. May 20 - 11:09 PM

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Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI single, and a run scored as the Pirates dropped Tuesday's match-up with the Twins.

Harrison is on fire, now on a seven-game hitting streak with multiple hits in four of his last five games. It's a welcome sight for the Pirates, as Harrison broke out as an unlikely All-Star last season. His triple-slash line is up to .245/.281/.403 with four home runs, 11 RBI, and a stolen base.
May 19 - 10:47 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with three singles and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

Harrison and teammate Starling Marte accounted for six of the Pirates' seven hits in the game. The trio of singles bumped Harrison's season line up to .200/.244/.325 in what's been a disappointing season. Last year, the third baseman hit .315/.347/.490. Quite the drop-off.
May 14 - 4:07 PM

Josh Harrison went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a three-run home run to help the Pirates take down the Phillies on Tuesday.

Harrison broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning with a three-run blast off of starter Sean O'Sullivan. He had been in a 2-for-37 funk dating back to April 27 in what has been a nightmarish 2015 campaign. Tuesday's performance brings his triple-slash line up to .177/.218/.310 with three home runs, nine RBI, and one stolen base.
May 12 - 10:53 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

Jung Ho Kang gets another start over him at third base and Gregory Polanco will lead off. Harrison went 0-for-3 on Sunday and is batting just .173/.209/.282 this year.
May 11 - 3:35 PM

Josh Harrison is hitting seventh for the Pirates in Wednesday's game versus the Reds.

It's the first time this season he's hit anywhere other than first or second. The slumping Harrison has just one hit in his last 23 at-bats and is down to an ugly .188/.220/.313 for the season.
May 6 - 2:32 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

It's a day of mental and physical rest for Harrison, who's batting just .188/.220/.313 in 23 games this season. Jung Ho Kang is starting at third base and batting seventh for the Pirates on Tuesday night.
May 5 - 4:16 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Cubs.

Jung Ho Kang will get the start at third base. This is just a day of mental and physical rest for Harrison, who has a poor .213/.250/.363 slash line through 20 games this season following his breakout 2014.
Apr 29 - 4:39 PM

Josh Harrison had two hits, including a two-run double, Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Harrison was thrown out trying to advance on the double, but that's okay. He also had two hits Thursday, so he's upped his average from .196 to .234 the last two days.
Apr 25 - 12:48 AM

Josh Harrison went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Harrison swatted his second home run of the season to tie the game at one apiece in the bottom of the first inning off of Travis Wood. An All-Star last season, Harrison has been slow out of the gate, batting a meager .212/.268/.365 in 56 plate appearances. He doubled 38 times, homered 13 times, and stole 18 bases in 2014.
Apr 21 - 10:40 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer Monday versus the Tigers.

Harrison was given Sunday off after going 3-for-19 in the Pirates' first five games of the season. His homer today was a leadoff shot off Anibal Sanchez in the bottom of the first.
Apr 13 - 4:44 PM

Josh Harrison went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Given that the Pirates only managed two hits against Jimmy Nelson and the Brew Crew, Harrison shouldn't feel too bad. Just three days ago, he signed a four-year, $27.3 million contract extension. The Pirates like his bat and positional versatility. Harrison made the All-Star team in 2014, on his way to a career-best season and an end slash line of .315/.347/.490.
Apr 11 - 10:04 PM

Pirates signed INF Josh Harrison to a four-year, $27.3 million contract extension.

It's being called a four-year extension, but the 2015 season is included so it's really a three-year extension which also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the deal could max out at $50.3 million if the options are picked up. Harrison is coming off a breakout campaign, having batted .315/.347/.490 with 13 homers and 18 steals in 2014 while making the All-Star team. He offers the Pirates some long-term flexibility with the ability to play multiple positions.
Apr 8 - 12:05 PM

Josh Harrison homered and tripled Monday versus the Phillies.

Entering spring training assured of a job for the first time in his life, Harrison has quietly hit .302 with two homers in 43 at-bats. He'll be the Pirates' third baseman and leadoff man.
Mar 30 - 5:00 PM

Josh Harrison (ankle) is back in the Pirates' Grapefruit League lineup on Monday afternoon.

Harrison had to be sidelined for a bit after rolling his left ankle last Wednesday. He only suffered a minor sprain and is leading off in his return to action Monday.
Mar 9 - 9:22 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Radhames Liz
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Brandon Cumpton