Harrison will be called up to the majors tomorrow.
Earlier today we heard that Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce would both be heading to the disabled list, which will require two additions to the 25-man roster. Pirates Prospects has learned that Josh Harrison is getting the call to the majors tomorrow for one of those spots.
Harrison is currently hitting for a .321/.361/.455 line in 134 at-bats this year at the AAA level. This follows a .300/.345/.398 campaign in 520 at-bats in 2010 at the AA level. Harrison was originally acquired in the trade that sent Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to the Chicago Cubs. He was acquired along with Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio.
Harrison will have to be added to the 40-man roster. Currently there is a spot open, although Dusty Brown is also expected to be called up, so a spot will have to be opened on the 40-man roster to create space for both players. So far this season, Harrison has played second base, third base, and one game at shortstop, w...
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