PITTSBURGH — J-Hay is back. The Pirates’ second baseman, who had the fifth metacarpal in his left hand broken when he was hit by a pitch on April 15, was expected to miss six weeks with the injury, but instead missed just five weeks and 30 games.
Harrison will re-take his leadoff spot in the order and start at second base on Sunday, and will also bring his usual amount of energy to the team.
“He helps us on both side of the ball and he helps us in the clubhouse,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.
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Nick Kingham was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for Harrison on the roster. Kingham’s place in the majors was no longer needed because Joe Musgrove has completed his rehab and will make his Pirates debut on Friday against St. Louis.
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