Harrison out for 6 weeks with left hand fracture – MLB.com

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates will be without their sparkplug second baseman and leadoff hitter for about six weeks, as Josh Harrison was diagnosed on Monday with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand.

Harrison was hit by a pitch on Sunday while leading off the third inning at Marlins Park, and he left the game. He was examined on Monday by Dr. Edward Birdsong, the club’s hand specialist, who delivered the frustrating diagnosis — the same one that ended Harrison’s 2017 season a month early.

View Full Game Coverage

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates will be without their sparkplug second baseman and leadoff hitter for about six weeks, as Josh Harrison was diagnosed on Monday with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand.

Harrison was hit by a pitch on Sunday while leading off the third inning at Marlins Park, and he left the game. He was examined on Monday by Dr. Edward Birdsong, the club’s hand specialist, who delivered the frustrating diagnosis — the same one that ended Harrison’s 2017 season a month early.

View Full Game Coverage

This spring, manager Clint Hurdle dubbed the 30-year-old the Pirates’ CEO — “Chief Energy Officer” — for his relentless hustle. Harrison was hitting .263 with a .679 OPS and 12 runs for the Bucs this season.

Harrison was stung on Sunday by a Jose Urena fastball clocked at 96 mph by Statcast™, but he hopped up and down inside the batter’s box and then walked slowly to first base, visibly upset and in pain. He was seen by Hurdle and head athletic trainer Bryan Housand before leaving the game, flinging his helmet down the dugout steps as he walked off the field.

“I’m pretty frustrated,” Harrison said afterward. “It definitely [stinks] being hit. Guys throw hard.”

The Pirates

Read More Here...

This entry was posted in Baseball News. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.