AP source: Harrison has 1-year agreement with Tigers

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              FILE - In this June 11, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix.A person familiar with the negotiations said free agent Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Feb. 20, because the deal was still subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
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DETROIT (AP) — Free agent Josh Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was still subject to a successful physical.

The 31-year-old Harrison spent his first eight major league seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s played second base, third base, shortstop and in the outfield.

Harrison did not have a great 2018 at the plate, hitting .250 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs. He missed time early in the season with a hand injury and ended up playing just 97 games.

The Tigers could end up replicating Pittsburgh’s up-the-middle-combination of Harrison and shortstop Jordy Mercer, who signed with Detroit earlier in the offseason .

Harrison hit a career-high 16 home runs in 2017, and he batted .315 in 2014, but he’s never played more than 143 games in a season. If he plays well for Detroit, the rebuilding Tigers may be able to trade him for a prospect or two.