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Josh Harrison | Third Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jun 30 - 3:46 PM

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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

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

Jung Ho Kang gets another start over him at third base and Gregory Polanco will lead off. Harrison went 0-for-3 on Sunday and is batting just .173/.209/.282 this year.
May 11 - 3:35 PM

Josh Harrison is hitting seventh for the Pirates in Wednesday's game versus the Reds.

It's the first time this season he's hit anywhere other than first or second. The slumping Harrison has just one hit in his last 23 at-bats and is down to an ugly .188/.220/.313 for the season.
May 6 - 2:32 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

It's a day of mental and physical rest for Harrison, who's batting just .188/.220/.313 in 23 games this season. Jung Ho Kang is starting at third base and batting seventh for the Pirates on Tuesday night.
May 5 - 4:16 PM

Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Cubs.

Jung Ho Kang will get the start at third base. This is just a day of mental and physical rest for Harrison, who has a poor .213/.250/.363 slash line through 20 games this season following his breakout 2014.
Apr 29 - 4:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Jung Ho Kang
2Jordy Mercer
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Deolis Guerra
8Brandon Cumpton