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Josh Harrison | Second Baseman | #5

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 went 4-for-6 and drove in the winning run against the Reds in the 12th inning.
His first three hits were singles but he saved the best for last. He came to the plate in the 12th with a runner on first and lined a triple to right field that plated the go-ahead run. The second baseman recently returned to action after missing a month with a fractured hand. He has a .319 batting average with one homer, seven RBI and 13 runs in 17 games. May 24 - 12:45 AM

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Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a loss to the Padres on Sunday.

Welcome back, Mr. Harrison. It's the first game for the versatile infielder in over a month, as he's been sidelined since April 15 with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand. He now has a .293/.348/.393 line with a homer and six runs batted in over 15 games.
May 20 - 5:21 PM

Pirates activated 2B Josh Harrison from the 10-day disabled list.

Harrison missed five weeks of action with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand. He'll return to a .263/.328/.351 batting line and will go back to being the Pirates' everyday second baseman and leadoff hitter.
May 20 - 10:34 AM

Josh Harrison (hand) will be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

Harrison has been working up to a return, playing in rehab games in recent days. Adam Frazier has been manning the keystone in Harrison's absence. The infielder was hitting .263/.328/.351 in 14 games before suffering the fractured hand in mid-April.
May 19 - 4:11 PM

Josh Harrison (hand) is scheduled to play nine innings in his second rehab game Wednesday.

Harrison played seven innings of second base Monday in his rehab debut with Double-A Altoona, going 0-for-3 with a walk at the dish. The Pirates are planning to reevaluate him after his third rehab game, which will either come Thursday or Friday. It sounds like he could be back with Pittsburgh sometime this weekend.
May 16 - 9:53 AM

Josh Harrison (hand) took batting practice Friday.

It's the first time, at least publicly, that Harrison has taken batting practice since suffering a broken left hand in mid-April. Harrison on Saturday said the hand feels good when swinging, but that the test will be sliding and tagging with the hand. He seems to be trending toward a late May return.
May 12 - 4:32 PM

Josh Harrison (hand) is meeting with team doctors on Friday to determine the next step in his rehabilitation.

Harrison has been fielding grounder and "tracking" pitches for over a week, but he's just recently been cleared to swing the bat in the cages. If cleared, Harrison could begin a rehab assignment soon, and that could place him back in the Pittsburgh lineup earlier than his original estimation of six weeks out. We could see Harrison playing for the Pirates before the end of the month.
May 9 - 8:21 PM

Josh Harrison (hand) has begun fielding grounders, but still hasn't been cleared to swing the bat.

Harrison has been "tracking" pitches, but he hasn't made enough progress with his broken hand to swing as of yet. His current ETA return is the beginning of June, but until he's able to swing it's tough to know exactly when the versatile Harrison will return to the Pittsburgh lineup.
May 2 - 4:40 PM

Pirates placed INF/OF Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand.

The club announced Harrison's diagnosis earlier in the day and they've now officially added him to the DL. The second baseman will be on the shelf until early June. Adam Frazier and Sean Rodriguez figure to see the bulk of the starts at second base while Harrison is out.
Apr 16 - 4:11 PM

Josh Harrison sustained a fracture to the fifth metacarpal of the left hand and is expected to miss around six weeks.

A tough blow for Harrison, who was hit by a pitch on Sunday. It's the exact same injury he suffered when he was hit by a pitch last September. The Pirates will now be without him through early June. Adam Frazier will pick up at-bats during his absence and is worth a look in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 16 - 1:23 PM

Josh Harrison was lifted from Sunday's game against the Marlins after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.

Harrison was clearly in a lot of pain and was removed from the game immediately, which probably isn't a good sign. He'll be sent for X-rays and the Pirates should have an update on his status later Sunday.
Apr 15 - 1:58 PM

Josh Harrison finished 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 8-6 win in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

Harrison hit about the shortest home run possible in the third inning, pulling one down the left field line that hit at the base of the foul pole for a two-run shot. He finished a triple shy of the cycle in the game. Harrison is hitting at or near the top of a decent Pirates lineup and definitely has some value as a MI this year.
Apr 1 - 10:44 PM

Josh Harrison struck out in both of his at-bats Tuesday and is down to .188/.297/.281 this spring.

Meanwhile, Adam Frazier has an 1.101 OPS in 37 at-bats. If the Pirates had gotten any decent offers for Harrison, they would have happily turned second base over to Frazier. However, in a market in which Neil Walker had to settle for a few million, there wasn't anyone interested in taking on Harrison's deal.
Mar 20 - 4:17 PM

Josh Harrison went 0-for-3 Thursday to open the spring 2-for-15.

Harrison's role as the Pirates' second baseman and leadoff hitter is secure, assuming no one steps up and offers a quality prospect for him. He doesn't have a whole lot to play for this spring.
Mar 8 - 4:42 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that while the Mets continue to talk to the Pirates about Josh Harrison, a free agent addition is more likely.

In other words, not much has changed here. The Mets have been linked to Harrison for quite some time, but they are reluctant to give up talent from what is already a thin farm system. Brandon Nimmo has been mentioned as a trade possibility, but the Mets are lacking in outfield depth. The Mets are believed to considering a free agent pool consisting of Todd Frazier, Neil Walker, and Eduardo Nunez, but Puma writes that we might not see movement on that front until "the bigger names are off the board."
Jan 29 - 9:04 AM

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C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2Jose Osuna
2B1Josh Harrison
2Adam Frazier
3Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
3Jung Ho Kang
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Michael Feliz
3Richard Rodriguez
4Edgar Santana
5Kyle Crick
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Steven Brault
10Nick Burdi
11Nik Turley