Josh Harrison 2B/3B.. PIT 13 Days

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.. PIT 2 Months

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.. PIT 4 Months

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.. PIT 4 Months

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.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B.. PIT 5 Months

Harrison had a rough night Thursday, going hitless in five at-bats from the leadoff spot.

He's proven to be susceptible to breaking pitches in the dirt recently. Harrison is 3-for-14 since returning from an ankle surgery. The third baseman will likely find his groove shortly in a dream season, but he has expanded his strike zone in recent days.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B.. PIT 5 Months

Harrison (ankle) is in the lineup Tuesday in Philadelphia.

After three games missed due to a left ankle injury, Harrison has been cleared to lead off and man the hot corner for the Pirates. He'll attempt to uphold his success from his previous five appearances, when he tallied multiple hits on four occasions en route to a .435 (10-for-23) clip.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B.. PIT 5 Months

Manager Clint Hurdle wouldn't speculate when Harrison (ankle) might return to the lineup. "We're taking it one day at a time. We'll see," Hurdle said. "Maybe I'll have different information for you Tuesday," the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Harrison was available to pinch-hit Monday but wasn't needed. The third baseman raised his batting average to .315 on Sept. 5 but hasn't played since.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B.. PIT 5 Months

Harrison (ankle) is available as a pinch-hitter Monday, Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

While returning to pinch-hitting duty would normally see to signal a player is close to returning to everyday action, manager Clint Hurdle didn't offer any guess as to when Harrison might eventually slot back in at third base or the corner outfield. Brent Morel will join the lineup for the third straight game with Harrison limited to reserve duties.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B.. PIT 5 Months

Harrison (ankle) remains out of the lineup Monday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Travis Sawchik reports.

He will miss his third straight game with the ankle injury, but remains day-to-day. Brent Morel will get the start at third base. Harrison has been fantastic this season in both counting stats (13 home runs and 17 steals) and batting average (.315) and will be one of the more debatable and intriguing players heading into next season based on the out-of-nowhere nature of his 2014 campaign.

Josh Harrison 2B/3B.. PIT 5 Months

Harrison (ankle) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Manager Clint Hurdle delayed putting out a lineup in case Harrison's ankle was healthy enough to award him a start, but he ended up going the conservative route. Harrison seems to be getting closer to a return, but his status for the next game will likely depend on how he feels during Monday's batting practice. Jose Tabata will make his third straight start in right field in Harrison's stead.