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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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Pirates placed SS Jordy Mercer on the 15-day disabled list with a lower leg contusion and MCL sprain.
Mercer suffered the injuries Sunday when Carlos Gomez of the Brewers took him out in front of second base. He is expected to miss approximately six weeks. Jung Ho Kang is taking over at shortstop for the Bucs and Brent Morel has arrived from Triple-A Indianapolis to provide depth at third base. Jul 20 - 3:54 PM

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Jordy Mercer is heading back to Pittsburgh to have his knee examined by team doctors.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle wouldn't comment on a potential diagnosis, but the left knee injury that he sustained in Sunday's contest against the Brewers is believed to be serious. The team should have an update on his status on Monday.
Jul 19 - 5:39 PM

Jordy Mercer was carted off the field with an apparent serious left knee injury in Sunday's game versus the Brewers.

Carlos Gomez slid into Mercer's knee well away from the second-base bag as he looked to break up a double play. Mercer couldn't put any weight on his leg before being carted away, so it certainly looks like an injury that will keep him out for a long time.
Jul 19 - 2:42 PM

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Mercer single-handedly accounted for most of the Pirates' offense on the afternoon, collecting three of the team's six hits and knocking in their only run. The multi-hit game was Mercer's fourth in a row, raising his average from .212 to .240. Despite struggling offensively for most of the year, Mercer remains the Pirates' everyday shortstop.
Jun 28 - 4:26 PM

Jordy Mercer delivered a walkoff RBI double in the 10th inning on Friday, leading the Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Braves.

Mercer finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, including the game-winner. He has ceded significant playing time to Jung Ho Kang in recent weeks and even with the three-hit effort he's hitting just .225/.276/.306 on the season with 14 RBI. For at least one night though, he got to play the role of hero, and perhaps it's the type of game he needed to get rolling.
Jun 26 - 11:10 PM

Jordy Mercer is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.

Jung Ho Kang will make the start at shortstop and bat fifth against Ricky Nolasco. Mercer isn't doing much to hold off Kang with a .176/.231/.204 batting line through 31 games.
May 19 - 3:19 PM

Jordy Mercer is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Jung Ho Kang has started over Mercer each of the three games of the weekend series in Chicago. Mercer is hitting just .176/.231/.204 on the season.
May 17 - 11:15 AM

Jordy Mercer is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

Mercer is taking a seat even against a southpaw with Jung-Ho Kang getting the start in his place.
May 16 - 1:09 PM

Jordy Mercer is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

It's the second time in the last four games he's been benched in favor of Jung Ho Kang. Kang has become a regular for the Pirates as he receives starts at both shortstop and third base.
May 15 - 11:02 AM

Jordy Mercer is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Jung Ho Kang is at shortstop Wednesday in Mercer's place.
May 6 - 2:28 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
3Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Bobby LaFromboise
8Brandon Cumpton
9Joe Blanton