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Josh Harrison's season over due to groin injury

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The Pirates have announced that Josh Harrison will be out the next four to six weeks due to the groin strain he suffered Saturday. That means he'll miss the rest of the season.

So ... it wasn't much of a season, was it? Harrison hit well in April and May, then fell apart over the summer, and he finishes with a line of .283/.311/.388. Harrison's spectacular 2014 season now sticks out like a sore thumb. He is who he is -- he'll hit for very high averages and play decent defense at second or third, but he can't hit for power or draw walks, so his value is limited. (He hit just four homers both this year and last, and his 13-homer 2014 was the only time in his pro career he's hit more than six homers in a season.) He isn't bad enough to consider removing, though, and he has two guaranteed years left on his contract, so expect him to return as the Pirates' starting second baseman next season.