After practice at Pirate City, Josh Harrison is taking swings in the batting cages. He's rotating with his teammates, and after several turns through the cage, he announces that he is finished. Harrison stands and watches one more player take his last turn in the cage. As things are wrapping up, Josh announces he wants one more turn.
Watching near by is Josh's brother, Vince Harrison, who joined the Pittsburgh Pirates organization this off-season as a player/coach. Vince laughs at Josh stepping back in the cage, and simply comments "Throw another quarter in the machine".
Josh Harrison's Career as a Pirate
Josh Harrison made the jump to the majors in 2011.
The Pirates added Josh Harrison in 2009 as the third piece in the trade that sent Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow to the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates received pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio in return. Both Hart and Ascanio are out of the organization. Harrison was the third player received in the deal, playing in A-ball ...
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