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.
- Ben Gamel dealt to Milwaukee on Friday by Seattle December 21st, 2018
- Mariners acquire Domingo Santana from Milwaukee December 21st, 2018
- Kyle Farmer headed to Cincinnati in seven-player trade December 21st, 2018
- Dodgers move Yasiel Puig to Cincinnati on Friday December 21st, 2018
- Alex Wood traded to Cincinnati in seven-player deal December 21st, 2018
- Cincinnati Reds acquire outfielder Matt Kemp in multi-player trade on Friday December 21st, 2018
- Jordy Mercer (arm) on Pittsburgh's bench Sunday afternoon September 30th, 2018
- Josh Harrison out of Pirates' lineup against Reds September 30th, 2018
- Adam Frazier (hamstring) out of Pirates' lineup Sunday September 30th, 2018
- Colin Moran in Pirates' lineup Sunday afternoon September 30th, 2018
- Francisco Cervelli starting for Pirates versus Reds September 30th, 2018
- Corey Dickerson on Pirates' bench Sunday afternoon September 30th, 2018