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Pirates Promote Josh Harrison, Will Place Steve Pearce On Disabled List

Dejan Kovacevic tweets that the Pirates have promoted infielder Josh Harrison from Class AAA Indianapolis. No corresponding move has officially been announced, but it looks like what will happen is that Steve Pearce (calf) will head to the disabled list. There might also be another move, with Ryan Doumit (ankle) to the DL and Indianapolis catcher Dusty Brown to the big leagues, but that hasn't been announced yet.

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Harrison was acquired with Jose Ascanio and Kevin Hart from the Cubs for Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow. He's never been a great prospect, due in part to his small size and lack of power, but he was batting .321 at Indianapolis and does appear to have the ability to hit for average. He's less likely to be a complete zero with the bat than Brandon Wood and Pedro Ciriaco are, so hopefully the Pirates will find some playing time for Harrison while third basemen Pearce and Pedro Alvarez recover.

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