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injury Ryan
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must wait to find out what's next.Jon Heyman of Fancred reported Tuesday that
Harrison cleared waivers.Any team interested needs to move quickly, though, as
players must be acquired by Aug. 31 to be postseason-eligible.Harrison has made
just one start since suffering a strained left hamstring Aug. 19. When he
returned to the starting lineup Saturday, he made an early exit aftertweakinghis
hamstring. According toStephen J.Nesbittof thePittsburgh Post-Gazette, the
infielder does not plan on going on the disabled list.A two-time All-Star,
Harrison is in the midst of a disappointing season at the plate. He is slashing
just .257/.299/.365 with seven home runs, 11 doubles http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-jayson-werth-jersey ,
one triple, three stolen bases and 33 RBI. While he has never been known for
power, he is coming off a season in which he produced 44 extra-base hits.Since
becoming a regular in the Pirates' lineup in 2014, he has never hit below .272
for a full season. If he is unable to get things back on track, though, it would
mark the fourth consecutive season in which he has seen his average
drop.Pittsburgh surprised many by buying at the July 31 non-waiver trade
deadline, giving up a package of top prospects for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris
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, an 8-15 August has dropped the Pirates (64-67)
below .500 and likely out of playoff contention. They are 13.5 games back in the
National League Central and 8.5 back in the NL wild-card race.As a result, the
organization may look to shed salary by moving veterans.Harrison is making $10
million in 2018, perSpotrac. His contract includes a $10.5 million club option
for next season and an $11.5 million club option for 2020. LOS ANGELES (AP) —
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants
catcher Nick Hundley and both players were ejected during a benches-clearing
scrap in the seventh inning Tuesday night.Puig swatted his bat in frustration
after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson, and Hundley said something to the
mercurial slugger while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked
toward Hundley, the catcher stood up, and they stood face to face and argued for
a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice.That brought players out of the
benches and bullpens. Puig and Hundley were momentarily separated, but Puig
ducked around teammates Stephen
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, coaches and manager Dave Roberts before reaching
back to hit Hundley. He smacked Hundley with an open hand across the front of
his catcher’s mask.The players were then separated again for good. After
discussing with both managers, the umpires ejected both Puig and Hundley.It was
the fourth career ejection for Puig, who had also got into a skirmish with
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2014.
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