Harrison (groin) is taking part in his normal offseason program, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Harrison injured his groin on Sept. 11 and did not appear in another game for the Pirates. It appears that he has progressed well and will be fully healthy for the start of spring training. It is not a guarantee that he will open the season with the Pirates, as it is rumored that the team is open to trading the second baseman whose offensive production has tapered off since his breakout 2014 campaign.
Harrison (groin) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Monday. The Pirates needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster after trading for minor league infielder Chris Bostick, and considering Harrison was already ruled out for the season, he was the clear choice to send off. He'll return to the active roster sometime over the offseason and will likely get back to a starting role for Pittsburgh heading into next season.
Harrison has been diagnosed with a right groin strain and is expected to be out 4-to-6 weeks, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Harrison should be recovered from his setback at some point in October, but with the Pirates fading fast in the playoff hunt, he is likely done for the season. Adam Frazier and Sean Rodgriguez are favorites to see increased action at second base the rest of the way.
Harrison (groin) won't play Monday and has no timetable for a return, reports. The second baseman sat out Sunday's game after injuring his right groin while running the bases Saturday. Harrison is riding a 10-game hitting streak and is batting .383/.400/.483 in his last 66 plate appearances. A combination of Sean Rodriguez, Alen Hanson and Adam Frazier will likely see action at second base with Harrison sidelined.
Pirates GM Neal Huntington clarified Sunday that Harrison's groin injury is more severe than a day-to-day situation, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Harrison suffered the injury during Saturday's tilt with the Reds and was replaced in the lineup by Sean Rodriguez on Sunday. With Harrison's return date up in the air, it may make sense to keep him on the bench in weekly formats in favor of a healthier player. In the meantime, the Pirates figure to use Rodriguez and Adam Frazier more liberally at second base, and perhaps everyday shortstop Jordy Mercer could see some time at the position as well.