Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:59:42 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Josh Harrison (ankle) injured his ankle during the game Friday, Aug. 8, but is expected to be fine, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Harrison said the ankle tightened up in the later innings of the game. Hurdle said Harrison will have the ankle examined.
Fantasy Tip: Harrison did not leave the game, so the injury does not appear to be serious. Owners in daily leagues should pay attention in case he is given a day off to allow the ankle to rest.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:55:14 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have benched 3B Pedro Alvarez as the starter, instead preferring to use SS Jayson Nix and OF Josh Harrison at the position. Alvarez will get a chance to learn another position in the offseason.
Fantasy Tip: Alvarez is a streaky source of power categories. He's a must-hold in NL-only leagues and a worthwhile speculative add in mixed leagues if he's dropped.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:05:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (concussion) will begin a four-game rehab stint Saturday, August 2, with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: It has been a disappointing sophomore campaign for Marte. He should be owned in the majority of formats, though, and he could finish strong. Expect him back the middle of next week. He shouldn't be started this week in weekly lineup leagues. Josh Harrison could see decreased playing time when Marte returns.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) will be placed on the disabled list, but it is not known if it will be the seven-day disabled list or the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Travis Snider may receive more playing time while Marte is out of the lineup. Josh Harrison could also receive some playing time in the outfield but could also play third base, depending on Pedro Alvarez's injury. Snider should help in NL-only leagues but may not have much value in mixed leagues.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:45:42 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (knee) is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 23. He left Tuesday, July 22, action because of left knee discomfort. INF/OF Josh Harrison is starting at third base in his place and hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Get him out of your daily lineups and monitor his condition over the next few days.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:31:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Josh Harrison is not in the lineup against a left-handed pitcher Friday, July 18, because manager Clint Hurdle wants to give him another day off after the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Be ready to put Harrison back in your daily starting lineups tomorrow and for the rest of the weekend.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:57:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 9, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: It is a routine rest day for Marte and Josh Harrison is getting the start in left field, as manager Clint Hurdle continues to rotate him into the lineup. As long as Harrison is getting consistent at-bats, he is a valuable fantasy asset.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:17:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 7, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: Clint Hurdle is going to find ways to get utility man Josh Harrison into the lineup. Today, Polanco is getting the day off. Hurdle's effort to play Harrison keeps him in play in mixed leagues. He has been a five-category contributor for fantasy owners this season, and he has positional eligibility all over the diamond.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:54:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco and 3B Todd Frazier, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon, New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Josh Harrison, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton have been named as the reserves for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:25:50 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head, finger) remains out of the starting lineup Saturday, June 28, against the New York Mets. OF Josh Harrison will start in left field and bat fifth.