Josh Harrison

#5 3B / Pittsburgh Pirates / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 195 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Pirates' Josh Harrison: Confirmed as starting second baseman

      Pirates GM Neal Huntington recently stated that Josh Harrison will take over starting second baseman duties following the departure of Neil Walker, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Harrison compiled a career year in 2014 (.315/.347/.490 ) as a super utilityman, but fell off last year (.287/.327/.390) when he primarily played third base. The 28-year-old began his pro career as a second baseman in the Cubs organization but has made only 67 of his 333 big-league starts there. Harrison's new-found positional stabilty helps ensure regular playing time but he'll have to field well -- he made 17 errors in 2015 -- to keep his full-time gig. Prospect Alen Hanson looms on the horizon.

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      Pirates' Josh Harrison emerging from slump ahead of postseason

      Pirates utility man Josh Harrison went 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Reds. Harrison had come in to Saturday's contest in a 3-for-18 funk, so his first three-bagger of the season came at an opportune time. The 28-year-old has posted respectable offensive production in 2015, but his numbers are disappointing when compared to his 2014 campaign, even factoring in his 105 fewer plate appearances. Nevertheless, Harrison figures to be counted on during the Pirates' postseason run, however lengthy it may be.

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      Pirates' Aramis Ramirez could be on the bench Monday vs. Cards

      The Pirates could rest third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who has three hits in 19 career at-bats off starter Lance Lynn, against the Cardinals on Monday. Manager Clint Hurdle likes to go with matchups and Josh Harrison has seven hits in 19 at-bats against Lynn. Ramirez is battling a sore groin and could come off the bench if necessary.

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      Pirates 3B Josh Harrison collects three hits in Wednesday's win

      Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 3 for 6 with an RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 13-7 romp over the Rockies. Harrison has slotted into a top-two spot in the order in each of the Pirates' last two games, responding with five hits and four runs scored during those contests. Even with Jung-Ho Kang (knee) out of the picture, Harrison will still have to fight for at-bats with Neil Walker at second base and Aramis Ramirez at third base heading into the season's final week. Harrison will surely help his cause if he's able to parlay his recent success over to the next few contests.

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      Injuries will give Pirates 3B Josh Harrison more playing time

      Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison figures to see continued steady playing time with the season-ending injury to Jung-Ho Kang. Harrison, who has already started six of Pittsburgh's last seven games, is batting .345/.406/.448 over that span. He'll still have to battle Aramis Ramirez for playing time at third base, but with Kang gone there will be more opportunity for Harrison at third base when Ramirez shifts to first. Harrison's OPS has drop from .837 in 2014 to just .681 in 2015, but he's seeing the ball better than he has all season long right now.

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      Pirates 2B Neil Walker sits out nightcap with lefty on the mound

      Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cubs. As is the case with every Pirates Game 1 starter not named Andrew McCutchen, Walker is sitting out Game 2. Josh Harrison will man second base and lead off against lefty Jon Lester.

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      Pirates bench Josh Harrison, Jung-Ho Kang on Thursday

      The logjam on the left side of the Pirates infield has both Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang out of the lineup Thursday at Miami. Aramis Ramirez will play third with Jordy Mercer at short. Harrison has slumped since his return from injury with two hits in 13 at-bats. Kang, however, has hit safely in six of his last seven starts in maintaining a fine slash line of .289/.364/.457.

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      Josh Harrison in, Neil Walker out of Pirates lineup Friday

      Pirates just-activated infielder Josh Harrison will return as a starter at second base Friday night against San Francisco lefty stud Madison Bumgarner. Neil Walker is out of the lineup. Harrison is batting .322 (19-for-59) against left-handers this season.

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      Pirates activate 3B Josh Harrison from DL

      The Pirates have recalled versatile Josh Harrison from his rehab assignment and designated for assignment reliever Josh Wall, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Harrison, whose versatility will be needed with Aramis Ramirez remaining a strong option at third base, has been out with July 6 with a thumb injury. He returns on a five-game hitting streak and with a slash line of .279/.313/.384.

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      Return of 3B Harrison, SS Mercer creates issues for Piates

      Clint Hurdle has declared that Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison and shortstop Jordy Mercer could be back at some point during the weekend series against San Francisco. Harrison is rehabbing after thumb surgery. He has been out for seven weeks. Mercer (knee strain) has been sidelined for a month. Their comebacks will create quite the logjam on the left side of the infield. Jung Ho Kang is the current shortstop with Aramis Ramirez at third. "I love the job that (Kang) has been able to do in Jordy's absence at short," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Jordy is a better defender at short, so you have to weigh the two. Kang is a very good defender at third. Ramirez has done a nice job. We've got all those pieces ... I think we have a very good idea of what we want to do and how we want to do it." Harrison could return to a super-utility role. Mercer would appear to be the odd-man out unless Hurdle prioritizes defense at that position.

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