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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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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. Aug 21 - 3:04 PM

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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.
Aug 20 - 4:17 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.
Aug 18 - 8:42 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.
Aug 10 - 9:26 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.
Aug 5 - 4:00 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.
Jul 26 - 11:27 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3B1Josh Harrison
2Aramis Ramirez
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Joakim Soria
3Tony Watson
4Antonio Bastardo
5Jared Hughes
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Joe Blanton
9Deolis Guerra
10Brandon Cumpton