Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 6 days ago

Harrison is hitting .313 in 32 at-bats after dealing with an ankle injury early in camp.

He batted leadoff Thursday, where he will likely slot during the regular season. The third baseman will have a tough time replicating his 2014 numbers (.315/.347/.490), but he's shown few signs of slowing down this spring. Newcomer Jung-Ho Kang has struggled at the plate and Pedro Alvarez has transitioned to first base from third, paving the way for full season of hot corner action from Harrison.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 3 weeks ago

Harrison went 0-for-2 with a walk Monday against Minnesota.

He made some nice plays defensively and looks to be recovered from the ankle injury which kept him out of action for five days. Skeptics of Harrison rightly point to the .353 BABIP which helped him to a .315 batting average in 2014, but he did post a very similar .317 batting average and .360 BABIP in 296 Triple-A plate appearances in 2013.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 3 weeks ago

Harrison will bat leadoff and start at third base Monday against Minnesota.

He hasn't played since rolling his ankle Wednesday. Harrison had better be careful to not miss too much time, as the team has options like Jung-Ho Kang that it didn't have a season ago. He's slated to serve as the Bucs' everyday third baseman.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 4 weeks ago

Harrison's ankle injury isn't considered overly serious, as the third baseman "caught himself" before rolling it, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Harrison dealt with multiple ankle injuries in 2014, but the infielder seems to be insinuating that this ailment is minor in nature compared to those injuries. The Pirates will likely take it easy with Harrison in the short term, but if his statement holds true, he should be able to return to action well before the end of spring training. Pittsburgh will likely take an extended look at a few of their younger infield options until Harrison is ready to return to the lineup.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 4 weeks ago

Manager Clint Hurdle said he thought that Harrison "just rolled his ankle" Wednesday against the Blue Jays, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Pirates manager did not sound too concerned with Harrison's injury. In fact, the third baseman walked down the first-base foul line without assistance shortly after leaving the game. Harrison missed time at different junctures of the season in 2014 because of the same sore ankle.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 1 month ago

Harrison left Wednesday's spring training game with pain in his left ankle, Josh Harrison of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Harrison presumably injured his ankle while running the bases in the first inning. While it's still unclear what he's dealing with exactly, his status should be updated at some point in the near future, especially if it's anything more than a minor issue.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 2 months ago

Harrison and the Pirates avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $2.8 million contract for 2015, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

2014 was a dream season for Harrison, finishing second in the NL batting race while playing multiple positions and cementing himself as building block for the Pirates. He was rewarded with a pay raise of more than $2 million in his first go-around in the arbitration process. It's worth noting Harrison's .315 batting average was likely buoyed by a BABIP 40 points higher than his career average, indicating random chance played at least a small part in his breakout season. Still, he'll be an intriguing pick-up next year, possibly qualifying as a third baseman, second baseman, and outfielder.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 4 months ago

The Pirates tendered Harrison a contract prior to Tuesday's deadline.

Pittsburgh has already penciled in Harrison as its starting third baseman for 2105. As a first-year arbitration-eligible player, he's set to receive a sizable raise from $500K to somewhere around $5 million after slashing .315/.347/.490 in 550 plate appearances as a 26-year-old. The organization has committed to moving Pedro Alvarez across the diamond from third base to first, clearing a path for Harrison.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 6 months ago

Harrison went 3-for-5 with his 37th double and three runs scored Thursday against the Braves.

Harrison is riding a 13-game hitting streak toward the end of the season. He's no flash in the pan -- dating back to July 27, Harrison has hit a ridiculous .358 with eight homers, 21 doubles, three triples and a .959 OPS. And at .319 for the year, he's your current National League batting leader.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B/LF/RF PIT 6 months ago

Harrison went 1-for-5 on Friday, extending his hitting streak to six games.

After a brief slump, Harrison has once again bounced back with 11 hits in his last 32 at-bats. The third baseman leads the NL with a .318 batting average, one point ahead of Justin Morneau.