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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

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