PITTSBURGH - Talk about a tough break.

Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison will miss six weeks with a broken fifth metacarpal in his left hand, the team announced on Monday. It’s the same bone that Harrison broke in September of 2017, costing him the remainder of that season.

In fact, the break is in the exact same spot.

“As we walked through with Josh and (Allegheny Health Network hand specialist) Dr. Birdsong, it’s very rare, it’s very uncommon,” Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said. “Unfortunately, it did break that bone again. The bone was healed. The bone was calcified and everything that you wanted to see. It got through a body of work in Spring Training.”

Harrison was hit 23 times during the 2017 season, second in the majors. The pitch that hit him out ...

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