The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday afternoon that Josh Harrison sustained a fracture to the fifth metacarpal of his left hand and they estimated that his return would be six weeks. He was hit on the hand by a pitch in yesterday’s game.
No roster move has been announced to take his spot, but the Pirates could either go with Max Moroff, who could play second base, or bring up an outfielder and have Adam Frazier and/or Sean Rodriguez take turns there until Harrison returns. The Pirates will also be making a move to add waiver pickup left-handed pitcher Enny Romero to the roster today, so stay tuned for updates later in the day.
Harrison Update: Josh Harrison was examined by Allegheny Health Network hand specialist Dr. Ed Birdsong today, and it was determined that he sustained a fracture to the 5th metacarpal of the left hand.
The estimated return to competition is approximately six weeks.
— Pirates (@Pirates) April 16, 2018