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Josh Harrison out with broken hand

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Pirates’ second baseman Josh Harrison will miss about six weeks with a fracture in his left hand.

The bone is the same one he broke last year, costing him the last month of the season. Harrison was hit by a pitch thrown by Marlins’ right-hander Jose Urena. Harrison didn’t entirely hide his feelings about the incident.

The Pirates, as we know, dealt with it on the field. Unlike certain lowlifes who formerly resided out west, they did it without hurting anybody. They also spared the baseball world any Tony-LaRussa-like lectures about pitching inside.

No replacement has been named yet, although there’s an obvious candidate.

The Pirates also will have to make a roster move shortly to accommodate newly acquired reliever Enny Romero.

UPDATE: It’s not official yet, but . . .