Bucs’ Har­ri­son out six weeks

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The pitts­burgh pi­rates placed sec­ond base­man Josh Har­ri­son on the 10-day dl af­ter the pinky fin­ger on his left hand was bro­ken for a sec­ond time in a year.

The team said that Har­ri­son frac­tured the fifth metacarpal in the fin­ger when he was hit with a pitch by Mi­ami’s

Jose Urena on sun­day. He is ex­pected to miss six weeks.

Har­ri­son’s same bone was bro­ken last septem­ber when he was hit by Tyler Mahle of the reds.

The pi­rates called up in­fielder Max Mo­roff from triple-a in­di­anapo­lis.


Tampa Bay out­fielder Kevin Kier­maier has a torn lig­a­ment in his right thumb that re­quires surgery. He could be side­lined two to three months.

The rays placed the de­fen­sive whiz on the 10-day dis­abled list Mon­day, a day af­ter he was in­jured slid­ing head­first into sec­ond base. Kier­maier said he will have surgery Fri­day.

This will be the third straight sea­son the two-time Gold Glove win­ner will miss sig­nif­i­cant time be­cause of in­jury.


Bran­don Drury has bat­ted in big league games with blurred vi­sion caused by mi­graines.

“it’s some­thing i’ve bat­tled, pretty much all the time, espe­cially with phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, whether it’s a work­out or play­ing ball or what­ever it is,” the New york yan­kees in­fielder said Mon­day. “it gets worse with ac­tiv­ity.”

drury has not played since april 6 and has been un­der­go­ing tests on his head, brain and body for the cause of the mi­graines. He re­sumed base­ball ac­tiv­i­ties be­fore Mon­day’s home­s­tand opener against Mi­ami. He has been put on an anti-in­flam­ma­tory med­i­ca­tion.

Team­mate Ja­coby Ells­bury has been di­ag­nosed with plan­tar fasci­itis, ex­tend­ing a stay on the dis­abled list that be­gan with an oblique in­jury and was prolonged when he hurt a hip.

“it’s just try­ing to get him back to a point here he can start in on base­ball ac­tiv­i­ties,” yan­kees man­ager Aaron Boone said Mon­day.

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