Josh Harrison Leaves Spring Training Game With Left Ankle Discomfort

Josh Harrison left today’s game after the first inning with left ankle discomfort. Harrison singled to lead off the bottom half of the first inning, then reached second base on a wild pitch. He broke from second on a fly ball to the gap by Francisco Cervelli, and went too far down the line. He turned back as the left fielder caught the ball, and stumbled in the process. It looked like he turned his ankle in the process, and he was easily doubled off at second base. Brent Morel replaced him at third base in the top of the second inning.

The Pirates said they will have additional information on Harrison’s ankle either tonight or tomorrow morning.

UPDATE 4:16 PM: Not really much of an update here. Clint Hurdle said that it appeared that Harrison rolled his ankle on the base paths. Harrison declined to comment, wanting to talk with Hurdle before he said anything. He said that he would comment about it tomorrow. Harrison was walking around in the clubhouse without any assistance after the game, which could be a good sign.

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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pilbobuggins

C’mon jhay don’t go blowin out your wheels now that you’ve finally made it! We will all pitch in to get you a can of fixaflat to get ya rollin again.: )

Macchamp74

He seems to turn his ankle frequently.

Stargell_Stars

He also turned alot of other guys’ ankles in those pickles last year!

Gallatin

I think you mean “broke their ankles” in reference to those plays. đŸ˜‰

Mercss15

That ankle is concerning given how many issues he had with it last year

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