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Pirates pregame: Broken finger ends Josh Harrison's season

| Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Pirates head trainer Todd Tomczyk examines Josh Harrison's hand after Harrison was hit by a pitch during a game against the Reds Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at PNC Park.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates head trainer Todd Tomczyk examines Josh Harrison's hand after Harrison was hit by a pitch during a game against the Reds Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at PNC Park.

Josh Harrison has been plunked 23 times this season, which is tops in the majors. The latest happened last night, when Harrison was hit on the left hand by Reds rookie Tyler Mahle.

“I guess the 23rd hit by by broke the piñata,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said this morning. Harrison was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a broken pinky finger. He's done for the season.

Hurdle indicated Max Moroff will plenty of playing time at second base with Harrison out. Chris Bostic, who today was called up from Triple-A Indy, will be used as a super-utility guy.


Reds at Pirates, 1:35 p.m. at PNC Park. TV: AT&T SportsNet. Radio: 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AMREDS REDS (55-77): RHP Lineup TBA. Sal Romano (4-5, 4.91)

PIRATES (63-71): Starling Marte 7, Max Moroff 4, Andrew McCutchen 8, Josh Bell 3, Luplow Jordan Luplow 9, Elias Diaz 2, Sean Rodriguez 5, Jordy Mercer 6, RHP Trevor Williams (5-7, 4.37)


>> MONDAY, 4:05 p.m. at PNC Park: Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (14-8, 3.36) vs. Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (6-10, 4.54)

>> TUESDAY, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park: Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (6-4, 3.32) vs. Pirates LHP Steven Brault (0-0, 5.93)

>> WEDNESDAY, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park: Cubs LHP José Quintana (5-3, 4.50) vs. Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (11-9, 4.11)

>> THURSDAY, 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park: Cubs LHP Jon Lester (9-7, 4.46) vs. Pirates RHP Jameson Taillon (7-5, 4.50)

Rob Biertempfel is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

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