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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Over 18 games during Grapefruit League action, Josh Harrison has played at third, second and shortstop. Harrison, 24, is making progress at short during spring training. He is battling for a backup utility role, which would include playing games at short when Clint Barmes needs rest.

"He’s making progress," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said of Harrison at short. "There have been a couple balls that have challenged him, throws, a part of it. Just re-acclimating himself to that part of the diamond. He played there a long time ago, but we started the process early with [work at the] Instructional League. We’re feeding him all the innings we can feed him this spring."

"He made a beautiful play [Tuesday], up the middle. Big time. Beautiful pl...

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