Pirates Prospects has learned that Josh Harrison is heading to Toronto, where the Pittsburgh Pirates will play a three game series with the Blue Jays. This most likely means that Jose Tabata will be placed on the disabled list with a right quad strain. Tabata went down in the first inning of Sunday’s game with the strain, and had to be carted off the field on a stretcher. After the game he was up and limping around, although the injury is obviously serious enough for him to miss some time.
Harrison was optioned to AAA last Thursday, and normally wouldn’t be eligible to be recalled to the majors for ten days. However, because the Pirates placed a player on the disabled list, Harrison is eligible to be recalled earlier. Harrison had 60 at-bats in the majors prior to being demoted, with a .283/.295/.317 line.
UPDATE: The Pirates confirmed the move.