(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer Pirates utilityman Josh Harrison is a man without a position. He's made up for it by agreeing to play wherever manager Clint Hurdle sees fit.
One day it's third base. Another it's second. Harrison played the outfield for the first time in the majors earlier this week against the New York Mets and Hurdle joked he'd put Harrison at first but he doesn't want the other infielders throwing the ball ''down'' to the 5-foot-9 sparkplug.
The 24-year-old Harrison began the season as the last player on the bench but has blossomed into one a pleasant surprise. He's batting .274 - good enough for second on the team behind Andrew McCutchen - and made headlines last week for breaking up a no-hit bid by Detroit's Justin Verlander in the ninth inning.