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.
Josh Harrison was removed from this afternoon’s game due to left hand pain after being hit by a pitch. He is currently being examined and treated by the medical staff. Will provide additional information as it becomes available.
— Pirates (@Pirates) April 15, 2018
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 team doctors in Pittsburgh and they will provide more information when it’s available.