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Josh Harrison | Third Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Wednesday that Josh Harrison will take over at second base for the traded Neil Walker.
The Pirates shipped Walker to the Mets on Wednesday evening. Per their general manager, the plan moving forward is to start Josh Harrison at second with Jung Ho Kang manning the hot corner once he's healthy. Harrison, 28, hit .287/.327/.390 with four homers, 28 RBI and 10 steals across 418 at-bats in 2015. He started 37 games at second base. Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:01:00 PM

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Josh Harrison went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Reds.

Harrison tripled and scored in the first inning. It would be the only run the Pirates plated in the game. For the season, the 28-year-old third baseman is slashing .283/.324/.382 with four homers, 27 RBI, 56 runs scored and 10 steals. His numbers are down across the board from those he posted during a breakout 2014 campaign.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:30:00 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

It's just a regular day of rest for the utility man. Aramis Ramirez is getting the start at the hot corner while Pedro Alvarez starts at first base for the Pirates against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Tuesday against the Rockies.

Harrison, batting leadoff, had an RBI double in the second inning, scoring on Gregory Polanco's single one batter later. A torn UCL in his left thumb stole roughly a month and a half of Harrison's season, but he's batted .280/.321/.374 in 103 games when healthy. He should continue to get regular playing time spelling starters at a number of positions down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:35:00 AM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-6 with a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning of Sunday's 7-6 win over the Brewers.

The Brewers put a pair of runners on in the 11th inning via a slew of sloppy plays, including a fielding error, a HBP and a wild pitch. Harrison decided enough was enough and put them out of their misery with a walk-off single. The 28-year-old third baseman put in a solid weekend series, racking up nine hits over the four games against the boys from Milwaukee.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Josh Harrison went 4-for-4 with a double in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Nice game for Harrison, who also walked and scored twice in the win. His numbers are down across the board from a career-year 2014, as he's currently slashing .277/.319/.370 with four homers and 24 RBI. A torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb cost him over a month, which certainly hasn't helped his season-long production.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Pirates activated INF Josh Harrison from the 15-day disabled list.

Harrison went just 1-for-19 (.053) over five rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis, but he's feeling healthy and that's really all the Pirates care about. The 28-year-old has been out since early July with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. His return means Aramis Ramirez will start seeing some time at first base.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday that Josh Harrison (thumb) could return this weekend.

Harrison is just 1-for-19 (.053) over five minor league rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis, but the most important thing is that he's feeling good. The 28-year-old has been sidelined since early July with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, but he should be an important piece for the stretch run.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Josh Harrison (thumb) is 1-for-16 over four minor league rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Harrison, out since early July with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, played back-to-back nine-inning games on Saturday and Sunday. He was originally expected to miss around two months, but it now sounds like he'll rejoin the Pirates before the end of August.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 08:42:00 AM

Josh Harrison (thumb) is set to begin playing rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

Jordy Mercer (knee) is also headed to Indy for a rehab assignment, though his will probably be quite a bit longer than Harrison's. The 28-year-old utilityman has been on the disabled list since early July because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Harrison was initially expected to miss close to two months, but he is now just a step away from returning to the majors.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Josh Harrison (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis next Tuesday.

It would seem to put him on track to return a bit sooner than expected, as the feeling had been that he wouldn't be back until late August. Harrison has been on the shelf for the last month following surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Josh Harrison (thumb) fielded grounders on Sunday.

Harrison recently had the hard cast removed from his surgically-repaired left thumb and is now reincorporating baseball activities. The third baseman isn't expected back until the end of August.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 11:27:00 AM

Josh Harrison is expected to miss seven weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

That was the initial fear, and after a re-evaluation it was confirmed. The outlook puts him back near the end of August if all goes well. Jung-ho Kang will likely get the lion's share of starts at third base in Harrison's absence.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Pirates placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb injury.

Harrison injured his hand attempting an awkward slide into second on Sunday. Some initial reports had the injury tabbed as torn ligaments in the thumb, but Harrison will be reevaluated after the swelling goes down. If the ligaments are torn, he's expected to miss at least six weeks, which would put him on target to return in the middle of August. Jung-ho Kang is starting at third for Monday's game against the Padres and should see the majority of the at-bats in Harrison's absence.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 03:45:00 PM

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel, Josh Harrison has torn ligaments in his thumb and will be out up to six weeks.

Harrison wasn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres. He apparently injured his hand while making an awkward slide into second on Sunday. A six-week recovery time would put his return around mid-to-late August.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 03:33:00 PM

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2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Ed Easley
1B1John Jaso
2Michael Morse
3Jason Rogers
4Josh Bell
5Jake Goebbert
2B1Josh Harrison
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2Sean Rodriguez
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