Josh Harrison Only Removed Yesterday as a Precaution

Josh Harrison was removed from yesterday’s Spring Training game against the Blue Jays after rolling his ankle running between second and third base. After the game he was walking around fine, but waited until this morning to talk with the media about the injury. This morning he said that his removal from the game was just a precaution and that the injury wasn’t serious.

“I was able to walk off fine and everything,” Harrison said. “Just something that I’ve done before, so with it being earlier in Spring, just wanted to be proactive.”

He missed some time last year with a similar injury, and his experience with this has helped him to recognize when it’s happening, and try to correct his foot in the process.

“I don’t really know if there’s anything I can do to avoid it,” Harrison said, referring to his history of the injury. “I’m more aware of it now. When I felt it happening out there, I won’t say I corrected it, but I was able to keep it from being like last year.”

Harrison iced the ankle yesterday, and didn’t have a limp. He said that it was still enough where he wanted to be proactive with the injury and “take it day by day.” Considering it was his first game of the Spring, that’s not a bad approach to take.

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.

Support Pirates Prospects

Related articles

join the discussion

1 Comment
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Chris Hale

Stay healthy Josh. We need our leadoff hitter.

Share article

Pirates Prospects Daily

Latest articles

Pirates Prospects Weekly

MONDAY: First Pitch

TUESDAY: Article Drop


THURSDAY: Roundtable

FRIDAY: Discussion

SATURDAY: Pirates Draft Report

SUNDAY: Pirates Business

Latest comments