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Josh Harrison | Third Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 26 - 11:27 AM

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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.
Jul 8 - 7:05 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.
Jul 6 - 3:45 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.
Jul 6 - 3:33 PM

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

He's likely just getting a breather. Jung Ho Kang will start at third base while Francisco Cervelli serves at the DH and Chris Stewart starts behind the plate.

Josh Harrison went 4-for-4 with four singles, a walk, two stolen bases, an RBI, and three runs scored as the Pirates routed the White Sox on Monday.

That's what we call filling up the box score. Harrison has done yeoman's work getting his numbers back up to respectability after an ice-cold start to the season. Monday's effort brings his triple-slash line up to .280/.317/.397 with four home runs, 21 RBI, 33 runs scored, and eight stolen bases.
Jun 15 - 10:08 PM

Josh Harrison sent the Pirates to a win, breaking a scoreless tie in the 11th inning with a walk-off RBI single against the Phillies on Sunday.

Harrison finished 2-for-6 on the afternoon. Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was hurt by a throwing error from shortstop Freddy Galvis, putting the winning run on third base. Harrison swung at the first pitch, sending a single up the middle and sending the Pirates to another win and completing a series sweep of the Phillies. Harrison is batting .268/.303/.386 with four home runs, 20 RBI, and four stolen bases on the year.
Jun 14 - 4:47 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to simply be a day off. Jung Ho Kang is at third base Wednesday, with Jordy Mercer handling shortstop.
Jun 10 - 2:59 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

It looks to simply be a routine day off. Jung Ho Kang is at third base Friday, with Jordy Mercer handling shortstop.
Jun 5 - 4:23 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

It appears to simply be a routine day off. Jung Ho Kang is at third base Friday, with Jordy Mercer handling shortstop.
May 29 - 5:57 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's victory against the Marlins.

Harrison had his 11-game hitting streak snapped on Monday. Tuesday's start was his sixth consecutive in the leadoff spot, as he was moved lower in the order at the start of May given his early-season struggles. His effort against the Marlins brings his triple-slash line up to .261/.289/.406 with four home runs, 15 RBI, and a pair of stolen bases.
May 26 - 10:16 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
3Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Bobby LaFromboise
8Brandon Cumpton
9Joe Blanton