PITTSBURGH — Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison’s season is over with a broken fifth metacarpal on his left hand.
Harrison suffered the injury on Saturday, when he was hit with a 96-mph fastball from Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo. Sunday, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
It brings to a premature end what has been a fantastic season for Harrison, who will finish with a .272/.339/.432 line for a 103 wRC+, the second-highest figure for his major-league career.
Ironically, that figure was buoyed by his hit-by-pitch totals, as his 23 HPB ended up eclipsing the total of his previous four seasons. Those helped his OBP to its highest total since 2014, the last time Harrison was an All-Star before this year.
“He had poured everything he had into the season and left e...
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