Versatile Harrison hoping to stick with Pirates

Versatile Harrison hoping to stick with Pirates

SAN FRANCISCO -- Josh Harrison made another move in Friday's lineup against the Giants, moving over to the other side of second base for his first career start at short.

He just hoped he wouldn't soon have to move out.

Charlie Morton's return is hovering over the Pirates' roster. The right-hander is expected to leave the disabled list and start Saturday's second game of the series here.

Either Harrison or equally versatile Yamaico Navarro will have to surrender his roster spot for Morton. Manager Clint Hurdle has already confirmed that returning to a five-man rotation will bump out a position player.

Harrison had made his seventh career start at second base in Thursday's game in Los Angeles and has made most of his starts (46) at third. He logged a lot of Spring Training time at short as the Pirates scouted for Clint Barmes' backup once Chase d'Arnaud had been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, but hadn't played there regularly since his college days at the University of Cincinnati.

"It's just like Spring Training -- you can't worry about it," Harrison of the impending roster decision. "You just got to go and play."