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Jordy Mercer | Shortstop | #10

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
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Jordy Mercer went 3-for-4 with a long home run and a walk Friday to help the Pirates edge the Diamondbacks 8-7.
His bomb off Patrick Corbin in the third inning was estimated at 466 feet. Mercer has been leading off against lefties for the Pirates, but since he's still hitting at the bottom of the order versus righties, he's not a mixed-league option. He's off to a nice start, though. Apr 23 - 1:16 AM

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Jordy Mercer (eye) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup for Thursday's Grapefruit League finale.

Mercer was held out Tuesday and Wednesday because of a mild case of pink eye. He will start at shortstop for the Pirates on Opening Day against the Cardinals.
Mar 31 - 8:25 AM

Jordy Mercer is out of the Pirates' lineup for the second straight day Wednesday due to pink eye.

Mercer is expected back in the lineup Thursday, so should be fine for the start of the season. The 29-year-old will be Pittsburgh's regular shortstop.
Mar 30 - 1:14 PM

Jordy Mercer was removed from Sunday's Cactus League game due to left knee discomfort.

The team is calling his early exit purely precautionary and he's listed as day-to-day. It doesn't sound as though this ailment should impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Mar 27 - 8:31 PM

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-3 with a solo homer Tuesday versus the Tigers.

Mercer spent much of last year trying to hold off Jung Ho Kang at shortstop, but he'll have the spot to himself this year, with Kang taking over at third base once he's healthy. He's not going to have a lot to offer fantasy leaguers while hitting at the bottom of the order. Last year, he hit .244 with just three homers and three steals in 394 at-bats.
Mar 1 - 4:19 PM

Pirates and SS Jordy Mercer avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.075 million contract.

It's a bit more than the $1.8 million MLBTradeRumors.com projected him to earn. Mercer hit .244/.293/.320 with three homers last season for the Pirates and will open the season as the starting shortstop while Jung Ho Kang (knee) recovers.
Jan 15 - 11:30 AM

Jordy Mercer slammed a three-run homer Saturday against the Cubs.

His fifth-inning blast was the big blow against Jason Hammel. It was just his third home run in 109 games this season. The 29-year-old is batting just .249/.300/.328 this season, but the Pirates are looking for him to carry the load at shortstop again with Jung Ho Kang (knee) sidelined.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Jordy Mercer went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored Thursday against the Brewers.

Mercer was making his sixth start since coming off the DL on June 23. If he hits, it'll give the Pirates more reason to play Jung-Ho Kang at third. He is the superior defense shortstop, after all.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Pirates activated INF Jordy Mercer from the 15-day disabled list.

He's active and in uniform for Sunday's game against the Giants, though he's on the bench with Jung Ho Kang remaining at shortstop. Before landing on the shelf with a sprained MCL, Mercer was hitting .242/.289/.315 with two homers and 19 RBI in 80 games.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday that Jordy Mercer (knee) could return this weekend.

Mercer is 3-for-17 (.176) through five rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis. The 28-year-old has been sidelined for the past month with a left knee MCL sprain and a leg contusion.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Jordy Mercer (knee) is 3-for-13 through four minor league rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Mercer, who landed on the disabled list about a month ago with a left knee MCL sprain and a leg contusion, played seven innings on Saturday and Sunday. He's not as far along in his rehab as Josh Harrison (thumb), but he's likely to rejoin the Pirates by the end of the month.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 08:51:00 AM

Jordy Mercer (knee) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis.

The news comes a few days earlier than expected. Mercer suffered a severe lower leg contusion and MCL sprain late last month on a Carlos Gomez takeout slide. "We kind of took baby steps all the way up to the last couple days, when we really extended and pushed, and it’s responded really well," Mercer said Sunday. "There’s nothing else we or I need to do to confirm or tell myself I’m ready. We’ve checked all those boxes."
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 09:21:00 AM

Jordy Mercer (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment next Friday at Triple-A Indianapolis.

He's only a couple weeks removed from a left lower leg contusion and MCL sprain, as he seems to have progressed more quickly than expected. It's not known how many rehab games Mercer will need before being activated.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 04:02:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 03:54:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2Jason Rogers
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Juan Nicasio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Cory Luebke
7Kyle Lobstein
8Ryan Vogelsong
9A.J. Schugel
10Rob Scahill