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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 (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. Sep 18 - 4:45 PM

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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.
Sep 17 - 3:54 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.
Sep 16 - 6:10 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.
Sep 13 - 12:04 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."
Aug 19 - 5:48 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.
Aug 16 - 5:12 AM

Jordy Mercer was diagnosed with right forearm tightness.

Mercer left Thursday's game after six innings due to the injury. It's unclear whether it's something that will require him to miss a couple of days.
Aug 14 - 4:30 PM

Jordy Mercer doubled twice, walked and scored three times in the Pirates' 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

After going down 4-0 in the fifth, the Pirates scored once in the sixth, three times in the eighth and five times in the ninth to win. Mercer's big game tonight came in a rare start in the two hole. He's performed well enough to deserve that spot lately; by month, he's posted OPSs of .422 in April, .594 in May, .735 in June and .824 in July.
Aug 2 - 1:20 AM

Jordy Mercer hit a walkoff RBI double Saturday in the Pirates' 3-2 11-inning win over the Rockies.

It was his only hit of the game, but it was obviously a big one. Mercer's double scored Neil Walker, who sent the game to extras with a game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Mercer is batting just .250/.290/.360 in 89 games this season for Pittsburgh.
Jul 19 - 10:45 PM

Jordy Mercer had a nice day at the dish in Friday's victory over the Phillies, going 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI.

Mercer plated a pair of runs in the first inning with a single off opposing starter Roberto Hernandez. He added a two-run double in the seventh inning to help put the game out of reach. With the strong effort, the Pirates shortstop is now hitting .243/.283/.359 with 26 RBI on the year.
Jul 4 - 9:05 PM

Jordy Mercer connected for a three-run home run in a loss to the Cubs on Friday.

It was the only offense of the day for the Pirates. Mercer has four home runs this month after hitting just one over the first two months of the season.
Jun 20 - 7:15 PM

Jordy Mercer had a big night at the plate in Friday's rout of the Brewers, going 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.

Mercer also scored a pair of runs in the contest. He blasted a solo homer off Kyle Lohse in the fifth inning, added an RBI single as part of an eight-run uprising in the sixth, then tacked on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Even with the strong night though, he's hitting a paltry .232/.266/.335 on the season and is an option solely in NL-only formats.
Jun 6 - 10:30 PM

Jordy Mercer continued to swing a hot bat Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 in a victory in San Diego.

Mercer has gone 8-for-13 (.615) over his last four starts, responding to manager Clint Hurdle's Sunday assertion that Mercer would continue to share shortstop with Clint Barmes until one of them gets hot. Hurdle won't yank him from the lineup until he has an off game, but it's worth noting that Mercer has been consistently inconsistent thus far. He's slashing only .226/.262/.316 on the year, despite the recent success.
Jun 4 - 1:06 AM

Jordy Mercer finished 4-for-5 with a walk, home run, two RBI and four runs scored in Monday's victory in San Diego.

The 6-foot-3 shortstop absolutely obliterated a third inning leadoff homer off Tim Stauffer, and he went on hitting until the lights turned off. His bat, unfortunately, has mostly slept in the season's first few months. Mercer was only batting .190 heading into play on Saturday, but he's gone 6-for-9 over his last two starts to raise his slash to .219/.256/.311. Skipper Clint Hurdle said on Sunday that Mercer will continue to share shortstop duties with Clint Barmes until one of them gets hot. If he has it in him, this is Mercer's chance to seize the job outright.
Jun 3 - 2:19 AM

Jordy Mercer blasted his first home run of the season on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough for the Pirates to overcome the Cardinals.

Mercer finished the night 2-for-5. His two-run shot off Shelby Miller got the Pirates on the board in the fifth inning. He had a chance to play the role of hero later in the ballgame, but grounded into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded in the ninth inning.
May 11 - 11:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
3Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Casey Sadler
10Bobby LaFromboise
11John Holdzkom