Josh Harrison prefers trade if Pirates aren't looking to compete
In a statement on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison said he would prefer to be traded if the team doesn't expect to contend for a championship in 2018 or 2019.
Over the last few days, the Pirates have traded starting pitcher Gerrit Cole as well as centerfielder and face-of-the-franchise Andrew McCutchen. Harrison could actually be the next one on the block, but the 30-year-old has added him own voice to those reports now. He's under club control until 2020 and is owed over $10.5 million per season over the next three years. There a few teams already showing interest in trading for Harrison's services.
Last season, Harrison slashed .272/.339/.432 with a career-high 16 home runs and 47 RBI. He also added 12 stolen bases in 128 games.
- Rich Hill (blister) placed on the 10-day DL by the Dodgers May 20th, 2018
- Evan Gattis is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday night May 20th, 2018
- Josh Reddick is starting in right field for Houston on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- Rajai Davis is not starting on Sunday for Cleveland May 20th, 2018
- Brandon Guyer is absent from Cleveland's Sunday night lineup May 20th, 2018
- Erik Gonzalez is not in the Indians' lineup on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- Colin Moran starting for Pirates on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- Josh Harrison starting for Pirates on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- Gregory Polanco in lineup for Pirates on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- Jose Osuna not starting on Sunday for Pittsburgh May 20th, 2018
- Sean Rodriguez sitting for Pirates on Sunday May 20th, 2018
- David Freese sitting for Pittsburgh on Sunday May 20th, 2018