Harrison Exits Early With Injury

Pirates Second Baseman Hit By A Pitch On Left Hand

Eric Hagman
April 15, 2018 - 2:51 pm
Josh Harrison

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh (93.7 The Fan) - Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison left Sunday's 7-3 win in Miami after a 96 mph fastball hit him on the back of the left hand.  Harrison was batting in the third inning against Marlins starter Jose Urena.  

A visibly-upset Harrison slowly walked to first base, where he was examined by head athletic trainer Bryand Housand and then left the game--slamming his helmet once in the dugout.  

"I don't know if I have the words that are appropriate for tv," said Harrison after the game.  "I'm pretty frustrated.  It definitely (stinks) being hit."

Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Harrison will be evaluated by the Pirates doctors and specialists in Pittsburgh.

It is the first time this season that Harrison was hit by a pitch after he was hit 23 times in 2017, most in the majors.   Harrison missed the final month of last season after a pitch broke a bone in his left hand.