Josh Harrison left Sunday's game early after being hit by a pitch on his left hand. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that he was being checked out by the medical staff and they will provide addition information later.

This could be significant news because it was a hit-by-pitch on the left hand that ended Harrison's season early last year. It's obviously too early to speculate because it could be nothing more than a bruise that has him listed as day-to-day, but if he needs a trip to the disabled list, Max Moroff would be the likely replacement at this point in the season. We will update this article once the Pirates announce addition information.

UPDATE 9:20 PM: The Pirates posted on Twitter that Harrison will be evaluated by t...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.