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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison is out six weeks with a broken bone in his left hand.

The team says Harrison fractured his pinkie finger Sunday when he was hit with a pitch by Miami’s Jose Urena in the third inning of Pittsburgh’s 7-3 win over the Marlins.

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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 15: Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after being hit by a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 15, 2018 in Miami, Florida. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

On Monday, Harrison met with a hand specialist in Pittsburgh who diagnosed the injury.

This isn’t the first time Harrison has broken a bone when getting hit by a pitch. The two-time All-Star missed the final month of the 2017 season, when he broke the same finger when he was hit by Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments (2)
  1. Well, damn. That’s a shame, given how well the team’s been playing.

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