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Jordy Mercer | Shortstop

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jordy Mercer (ribs) is in the Pirates' lineup Thursday.
Mercer sat out Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after taking a pitch off his ribs on Sunday afternoon. Jung Ho Kang filled in at shortstop for the Bucs. Apr 23 - 11:03 AM

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Jordy Mercer (ribs) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Mercer is feeling better since being hit in the ribs with a pitch on Sunday, but he's obviously not ready to return to game action. Jung Ho Kang will continue to hold down the fort at shortstop until Mercer is ready.
Apr 22 - 2:56 PM

Jordy Mercer (ribs) did more physical activity prior to Tuesday's game and said he was "really pleased" with how he felt.

Mercer is dealing with a bruised rib cage as a result of a hit by pitch in Sunday's game. In addition to an X-ray, he's also had an MRI with contrast dye and a cardiac MRI, both of which came back clean. Mercer warmed up prior to Tuesday's game and planned to do some throwing, as well, although he hasn't been cleared to hit yet. Jung Ho Kang will continue to fill in at shortstop until Mercer is ready.
Apr 22 - 9:54 AM

Jordy Mercer (ribs) is out of the Pirates' starting lineup again Tuesday.

Mercer sat out Monday after being hit in the ribs by a pitch on Sunday and is still dealing with some soreness. Consider him day-to-day. Jung Ho Kang will get another start at shortstop.
Apr 21 - 3:08 PM

Jordy Mercer (ribs) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Cubs.

Mercer got struck in the ribs by a Matt Garza pitch on Sunday afternoon. X-rays turned up negative, but he has a bruise and some swelling. Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop and bat eighth against Jake Arrieta.
Apr 20 - 3:25 PM

Jordy Mercer is listed as day-to-day after X-rays revealed no fractures in his ribs.

Mercer was hit by a Matt Garza pitch during Sunday's game against the Brewers. He's sore and could get a day of rest on Monday as a precautionary measure, but the shortstop won't require a trip to the disabled list. Jung Ho Kang replaced him on Sunday and would start in his place if he does miss any time.
Apr 19 - 4:47 PM

Jordy Mercer exited Sunday's game versus the Brewers after being hit in the chest area by a pitch.

He was plunked by a Matt Garza offering while squaring around to bunt. Mercer was down on his knees for a while in pain before eventually walking off. He's likely to be sent for X-rays. Jung Ho Kang pinch-ran for him and would be in line to fill in at shortstop should Mercer need to miss some time.
Apr 19 - 3:37 PM

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-3 on Thursday to raise his spring average from .130 to .231.

Mercer also stole a base. With Jung Ho Kang not hitting much of late, Mercer's starting job at shortstop would still seem to be assured. Of course, he's still less interesting than Kang for fantasy purposes.
Mar 19 - 5:35 PM

Jordy Mercer had a nice day at the dish in a tough extra-inning loss to the Reds on Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.

Mercer plated the Pirates first run with an RBI groundout in the second inning then blasted a solo homer off Alfredo Simon in the fifth. He's now hitting .257/.308/.390 on the season with 12 long balls and 55 RBI.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Jordy Mercer (back) has returned to the Pirates' lineup Thursday against the Red Sox.

Mercer had his back tighten up on him Tuesday and ended up missing consecutive games, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat seventh against Brandon Workman.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Jordy Mercer (back) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Mercer will miss his second straight start due to back tightness. He remains day-to-day. Clint Barmes will fill in again at shortstop.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 03:54:00 PM

Jordy Mercer was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back tightness.

It's probably safe to consider him day-to-day. Clint Barmes will play shortstop Tuesday in Mercer's place.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Friday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.

Mercer singled home a run in the fourth inning and later added a two-run single in the sixth. The 28-year-old has driven in 10 runs this month and is now up to 53 RBI on the year. He's a viable middle infielder option in mixed leagues.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Jordy Mercer acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that his right forearm is not back to 100 percent.

But the shortstop plans to play through the pain and he is in the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Braves. "I don’t think it’s going to be completely healed. I know that," he said. "As long as it doesn’t get any worse, I’m good."
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Jordy Mercer (forearm) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Nationals, grounding out in his lone at-bat.

Mercer was removed from Thursday's game due to right forearm tightness. He is expected to return to the Pirates starting lineup at some point over the weekend.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 05:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Radhames Liz
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Brandon Cumpton