Harrison exits Pirates' game with ankle discomfort

Third baseman led off with single before being doubled off between second and third

Harrison exits Pirates' game with ankle discomfort

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison departed Wednesday's Grapefruit League game with what the club described as "discomfort" in his left ankle.

Harrison, the Bucs' breakthrough All-Star in 2014, started at third base against Toronto and led off the bottom of the first with a bloop single to center, then advanced to second on a wild pitch by Marcus Stroman.

Francisco Cervelli followed by lining out to left, but Harrison appeared to get a bad read on the drive and took off for third, then could not retreat to second before being doubled up by Dalton Pompey's throw to second baseman Ryan Goins.

"He's fine. No big deal. Nothing to worry about," said Andrew McCutchen, after walking off the field alongside Harrison, who was deemed to have rolled his left ankle during the Pirates' 4-1 loss.

Brent Morel took over at third in the top of the second for Harrison, who was seen walking toward the clubhouse in the right-field corner without an apparent limp.

The Bucs expected to have an update on his condition by Thursday morning.

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