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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 had two hits, including a two-run double, Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Harrison was thrown out trying to advance on the double, but that's okay. He also had two hits Thursday, so he's upped his average from .196 to .234 the last two days. Apr 25 - 12:48 AM

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Josh Harrison went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Harrison swatted his second home run of the season to tie the game at one apiece in the bottom of the first inning off of Travis Wood. An All-Star last season, Harrison has been slow out of the gate, batting a meager .212/.268/.365 in 56 plate appearances. He doubled 38 times, homered 13 times, and stole 18 bases in 2014.
Apr 21 - 10:40 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer Monday versus the Tigers.

Harrison was given Sunday off after going 3-for-19 in the Pirates' first five games of the season. His homer today was a leadoff shot off Anibal Sanchez in the bottom of the first.
Apr 13 - 4:44 PM

Josh Harrison went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Given that the Pirates only managed two hits against Jimmy Nelson and the Brew Crew, Harrison shouldn't feel too bad. Just three days ago, he signed a four-year, $27.3 million contract extension. The Pirates like his bat and positional versatility. Harrison made the All-Star team in 2014, on his way to a career-best season and an end slash line of .315/.347/.490.
Apr 11 - 10:04 PM

Pirates signed INF Josh Harrison to a four-year, $27.3 million contract extension.

It's being called a four-year extension, but the 2015 season is included so it's really a three-year extension which also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the deal could max out at $50.3 million if the options are picked up. Harrison is coming off a breakout campaign, having batted .315/.347/.490 with 13 homers and 18 steals in 2014 while making the All-Star team. He offers the Pirates some long-term flexibility with the ability to play multiple positions.
Apr 8 - 12:05 PM

Josh Harrison homered and tripled Monday versus the Phillies.

Entering spring training assured of a job for the first time in his life, Harrison has quietly hit .302 with two homers in 43 at-bats. He'll be the Pirates' third baseman and leadoff man.
Mar 30 - 5:00 PM

Josh Harrison (ankle) is back in the Pirates' Grapefruit League lineup on Monday afternoon.

Harrison had to be sidelined for a bit after rolling his left ankle last Wednesday. He only suffered a minor sprain and is leading off in his return to action Monday.
Mar 9 - 9:22 AM

Josh Harrison told reporters Thursday morning that his left ankle injury is "a little minor."

Harrison was pulled from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays after rolling his left ankle. But he caught himself before he turned it too severely and should be back in action by early next week. The 2014 National League All-Star will open the 2015 season as the Pirates' starting third baseman.
Mar 5 - 9:14 AM

Josh Harrison exited Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays with left ankle discomfort.

Harrison led off the game with a single, but was later doubled off second base and then departed. No word yet on the severity of the injury. The Pirates should provide an update on his status soon.
Mar 4 - 2:35 PM

Pirates and INF/OF Josh Harrison avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

It's a big raise for Harrison in what was his first year of arbitration eligibility. The pay increase was well-earned, of course, with Harrison coming off an All-Star season that saw him bat .315/.347/.490 with 13 homers and 18 steals. He'll be the Pirates' third baseman in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:26 PM

Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in Thursday's 10-1 win against the Braves.

Harrison extended his hitting streak to 13 games with his third-inning single. The utilityman-turned-third baseman has been a key figure in the Pirates' return to the post-season, hitting .319/.350/.496 with 13 home runs, 52 RBI, 17 stolen bases, and 75 runs scored.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:27:00 PM

Josh Harrison extended his hitting streak to nine games Sunday, going 2-for-4 in a win over the Brewers.

The multi-hit game was Harrison's fifth during the nine-game streak. His average is an NL-best .318, and he's closing in on his first batting title. It's certainly been a memorable season for the do-everything 27-year-old.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Josh Harrison went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored against the Cubs on Sunday.

The Pirates had a huge bottom of the fifth inning, with Harrison's two-RBI double getting the scoring started. Harrison has been on fire in September, raising his overall line to .317/.351/.508 with 51 RBI and 71 runs scored. It's been a massive breakout season for the 27-year-old.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Josh Harrison was 3-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Cubs.

He raised his batting average back up to .318, just above Colorado's Justin Morneau and teammate Andrew McCutchen in the National League batting race. Harrison has found a home as the Pirates' leadoff hitter, scoring 35 runs in 49 games since the All-Star break.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Josh Harrison, attempting to win the National League batting title, went 0-for-5 in Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

Harrison is attempting to fend off Justin Morneau, teammate Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, and Ben Revere in the race for the batting title. He dropped to .312, five points behind Morneau, with an oh-fer against the Phillies on Thursday. Nevertheless, the All-Star maintains fantastic numbers, slashing .312/.345/.506 with 13 home runs, 49 RBI, and 17 stolen bases.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
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
5Radhames Liz
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Brandon Cumpton