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Josh Harrison | Third Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Harrison is getting the day off Wednesday against the Nationals.
Harrison slugged his sixth home run of the season on Tuesday night, but Gift Ngoepe will start at second base and bat eighth Wednesday for the Pirates. Washington is throwing right-hander Jacob Turner. May 17 - 2:27 PM

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Josh Harrison hit a solo homer and added a single Tuesday against the Nationals.

Harrison took Stephen Strasburg deep in the first inning for his sixth home run of the season, a total that's just two shy of his last two seasons combined. The Pirates are really struggling, but it hasn't been because of Harrison (.292/.355/.482).
May 16 - 10:44 PM

Josh Harrison finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's win at Arizona.

Harrison improved his slash line to .297/.359/469, collecting six hits over his past 15 at-bats (.400) with a pair of doubles, a walk and no strikeouts. He has displayed a very nice eye at the plate and he is one of the more consistent Pirates at the dish overall.
May 13 - 11:50 PM

Josh Harrison (foot) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday in his return to the lineup against the Dodgers.

Harrison was limited to pinch-hitting duties Sunday after playing through a "throbbing" foot injury during Saturday's game, but it doesn't sound like a major concern. The 29-year-old has enjoyed a strong start to the season, batting .294/.361/.477 with five home runs and 12 RBI through 31 games.
May 9 - 8:38 AM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Sunday that Josh Harrison played through a "throbbing" foot injury Saturday.

And he collected a walk-off single in the 10th inning. Harrison is sitting out Sunday, though, in hopes that the foot will feel better with a little rest. It looks like a day-to-day situation.
May 7 - 11:37 AM

Josh Harrison singled in the winning run in walkoff fashion in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Brewers on Saturday.

Gift Ngoepe singled to lead off the inning, moved to second on a wild pitch and to third on a flyout. Harrison laced a single to right to end the game. He went 2-for-5 on the night and now has a .298 batting average with five homers and 12 RBI in 117 plate appearances.
May 6 - 10:44 PM

Josh Harrison had a three-run homer and a walk Tuesday in the rout of the Reds.

Harrison has been a nice surprise, hitting .310 with a .913 OPS. The Pirates would have happily moved his contract in the offseason, and he was in danger of losing at-bats against right-handers had the team's roster remained intact in the early going. However, he's thriving as an everyday guy right now.
May 2 - 10:28 PM

Josh Harrison slugged two solo homers Monday in the Pirates' loss to the Reds.

Harrison went deep in the third off Reds starter Amir Garrett before giving Drew Storen a ride in the eighth. The hot-hitting 29-year-old suddenly has four home runs and a .313/.383/.506 batting line in 24 games this season, along with two stolen bases and 11 runs scored. This hot streak has allowed Harrison to take over the leadoff spot in the Pirates' lineup.
May 1 - 10:39 PM

Josh Harrison stayed hot Friday against the Marlins by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.

Harrison drove in a run with an infield hit in the second inning and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The 29-year-old has hit safely in five straight games and eight out of his last nine. He’s batting .329/.407/.457 overall and deserves more attention in mixed leagues at this point.
Apr 28 - 11:57 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a 6-5 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday.

He led off the first inning with a home run off Jon Lester. In the second inning he walked and scored on an Andrew McCutchen double. Harrison owns a .308 batting average with two homers, seven runs, four RBI and two steals in 20 games.
Apr 27 - 12:44 AM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a regular day off for the veteran second baseman. Adam Frazier will slide over to second base to fill in for Harrison while John Jaso draws a start in right field.
Apr 22 - 12:09 PM

Josh Harrison is leading off for the first time this season in Friday's game against the Cubs.

He's doing so against a right-hander, which is something of a surprise. Maybe it's because he's 4-for-12 with a homer off Kyle Hendricks. Still, Adam Frazier seems like the Pirates' best choice as a second baseman and leadoff man against righties at the moment. Harrison, who has been splitting time at second and third, is batting .259/.333/.296 in 29 at-bats.
Apr 14 - 2:13 PM

Josh Harrison (calf) has returned to the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

Harrison was held out of the starting lineup Monday after he was hit in the calf by a pitch on Sunday, but he's already feeling a lot better. He's hitting seventh against Rookie Davis.
Apr 11 - 2:55 PM

Josh Harrison was held out of the starting lineup Monday after getting hit in the calf by a pitch on Sunday.

"It worsened and then he felt much better when he woke up [Monday] morning," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison was available off the bench Monday and should be considered day-to-day.
Apr 11 - 9:59 AM

Josh Harrison is not in Monday's lineup versus the Reds.

Adam Frazier had a big day at the plate on Sunday and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will continue to look for ways to get him into the lineup. He's hitting eighth Monday while Jordy Mercer is in the leadoff spot.
Apr 10 - 3:24 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Alen Hanson
3Gift Ngoepe
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
CF1Starling Marte
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Daniel Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Tyler Glasnow
6Trevor Williams
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Watson
2Daniel Hudson
3Felipe Rivero
4Juan Nicasio
5Antonio Bastardo
6Johnny Barbato
7Wade LeBlanc
8Josh Lindblom
9Jhan Marinez