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10 Jordy Mercer SS
Height/Weight: 6-3/205 | Birthdate: 8/27/1986 | Birthplace: Taloga, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 4/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Pirates SS Jordy Mercer back in starting lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/24/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer, who missed five weeks with a knee injury, returns to the starting lineup Monday as the team opens a series with the Marlins. 

Mercer has been supplanted by the solid play of rookie Jung Ho Kang, and his time as a starter may be limited. Mercer is hitting .241 in 81 games this season for Pittsburgh. 


Pirates activate SS Jordy Mercer, put 1B Travis Ishikawa on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2015) The Pirates have announced that they have activated shortstop Jordy Mercer off the disabled list and placed first baseman Travis Ishikawa on it with a back strain.

Mercer has been out for five weeks with a knee injury. It remains to be seen how often he plays considering the emergence of Jung Ho Kang at that position.

Ishikawa has played sparingly this season with just 12 hits in 59 at-bats over 39 games.


Return of 3B Harrison, SS Mercer creates issues for Piates


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2015) Clint Hurdle has declared that Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison and shortstop Jordy Mercer could be back at some point during the weekend series against San Francisco.

Harrison is rehabbing after thumb surgery. He has been out for seven weeks. Mercer (knee strain) has been sidelined for a month.

Their comebacks will create quite the logjam on the left side of the infield. Jung Ho Kang is the current shortstop with Aramis Ramirez at third.

"I love the job that (Kang) has been able to do in Jordy's absence at short," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "Jordy is a better defender at short, so you have to weigh the two. Kang is a very good defender at third. Ramirez has done a nice job. We've got all those pieces ... I think we have a very good idea of what we want to do and how we want to do it."

Harrison could return to a super-utility role. Mercer would appear to be the odd-man out unless Hurdle prioritizes defense at that position.


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (knee) hitless in rehab debut on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/11/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer began his rehab assignment on Tuesday. Mercer went 0 for 3 with a strikeout, playing nine innings for Triple-A Indianpolis.

Mercer has been out for about three weeks after suffering a knee injury. It is not yet known how many additional games Mercer will need before returning to the Pirates' lineup.


Pirates' Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer heading to Triple-A for rehab


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/10/2015) A couple of injured Pirates infielders are on the mend and working their way back to the lineup.

Third baseman Josh Harrison will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. Harrison has been on the disabled list since July 6 with a thumb injury.

Meanwhile, shortstop Jordy Mercer is also expected to begin a rehab stint at Triple-A on Tuesday. Mercer suffered a knee injury on July 19 and was expected to miss six weeks. But his recover has gone a lot quicker than anticipated. 

"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, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. There’s nothing else we or I need to do to confirm or tell myself I’m ready. We’ve checked all those boxes."


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer to begin rehab assignment Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is expected to begin his rehab assignment Tuesday at Triple-A, reports MLB.com. Mercer has been out since July 19 with a leg injury.

Pirates' Harrison, Mercer headed for rehab assignments


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2015) Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison (thumb) and shortstop Jordy Mercer (leg) are ready to embark on rehab assignments, manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday.

Mercer will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, while Harrison will join Indianapolis on Tuesday to begin his rehab assignment.


Jung Ho Kang moves to short for Pirates, Sean Rodriguez to third


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) With Jordy Mercer on the disabled list, the Pirates turned to Jung Ho Kang to play short on Monday. 

Kang has started 40 games at third, including the last 11. He'll start at short for the first time since June 13.

Replacing Kang at third will be Sean Rodriguez, who makes his first start of the year at the hot corner. He's played there five times this year as a defensive replacement. 


Pirates place Jordy Mercer on DL, call up Brent Morel


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) The Pirates placed infielder Jordy Mercer on the 15-day disabled list, with a lower leg contusion and MCL sprain, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mercer is expect to miss the next six weeks after a collision at second base in Sunday's game. 

To replace him, the team recalled corner infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis. He was hitting .266 with nine home runs and 47 RBI at Indianapolis. 

To make room on the 40-man roster, the team moved outfielder Corey Hart from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list. Hart was recently shut down while on a minor league rehab assignment, recovering from a shoulder injury. 


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer carted off field Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer had to be carted off the field after suffering a lower-leg injury during Sunday's contest at Milwaukee, the team announced.

Mercer was hurt when Carlos Gomez slid into his leg. Sean Rodriguez entered the game to play third with Jung Ho Kang moving to shortstop.

Mercer left the team to travel back to Pittsburgh to be examined by the team doctor, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer takes leadoff spot Sunday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer will hit out of the leadoff spot on Sunday for the first time this season.

Mercer enters the game hitting .275 with 11 hits, two doubles and two runs over his last 11 games.


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer doubles, scores twice on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored in the 8-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday. 

Mercer is on fire at the plate all of a sudden. He is in the midst of an eight-hame hitting streak, during which he is batting .444 (16 for 36) with five doubles. 


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer collects three hits Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 3 for 4 at the plate Sunday, but it was not enough as the Pirates fell 2-1 to the Braves.

Mercer led the team with three hits and he also drove in a run when he hit a double off Jason Grilli in the ninth inning, which scored Francisco Cervelli.

Prior to his three-hit game Sunday, Mercer was hitting .244 with four doubles and four RBI in his last 11 games.


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer belts walk-off double on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer had three hits on Friday against the Braves, but it was his last one that had all the significance. Mercer connected on a walk-off RBI-double on the 10th inning to give the Pirates the 3-2 victory.

It was Mercer's second double of the game, but the only one that mattered in the end. 

Mercer has been struggling at the plate for the better part of the season, as the three-hit effort pushed his season batting average to just .225.


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer records two hits, RBI in loss to Reds


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 2 for 6 with a RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Reds on Thursday.

The multi-hit performance was Mercer's first in over eight games. He had been in a slump prior to Thursday, hitting just .115 with three hits in eight games.


Jung Ho Kang gives Jordy Mercer a day off for Pirates


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game, snapping a string of nine straight starts.

Jung Ho Kang replaces Mercer in the lineup, batting seventh. Kang gets his 16th start of the year at shortstop. 


Pirates' Jordy Mercer has seven-game hitting streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went 0 for 3 in Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee.

The hitless day snapped his hitting streak at seven games. He hadn't gone hitless since May 29. 


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer launches second home run of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer went deep in Wednesday's victory over the Giants.

Mercer took starter Tim Hudson deep for a solo home run in the fifth inning. He added a double and finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 5-2 victory. He is hitting .210 with two homers, 11 RBI and a .267 on-base percentage in 43 games this season.


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer blasts first home run of 2015 on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer launched his first home run of the season in his team's 7-4 win over the Giants on Tuesday. Mercer's solo shot in the fifth inning gave the Giants a 6-4 lead. 

Mercer has struggled offensively this season as a part-time player, though he has been hitting better lately. Over his last 10 games, Mercer has eight hits in 25 at-bats, good for a .320 batting average over that span. 


Pirates' Jordy Mercer draws start at shortstop for Tuesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) The Pirates decided to go with shortstop Jordy Mercer over Jung Ho Kang for Tuesday's game at San Francisco, the team announced.

Mercer has not had an at-bat during the last two games. He will bat eighth and go against Chris Henson, who he has never faced in his career. Mercer is batting .316 in his last six games. 

The Pirates are the underdogs (+110) at San Francisco on Tuesday.


Pirates 3B Josh Harrison gets day off Friday vs. Padres


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) After starting 15 straight games, Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison is receiving a day off Friday against the Padres. Harrison has been on fire with the bat in that stretch, batting .429 (27 for 63) with two home runs and 11 RBI in those 15 games. 

Jung Ho Kang will slide over to the hot corner with Jordy Mercer entering the lineup at shortstop. This is likely just a rest day for Harrison, and he could be back in the lineup on Saturday.


Pirates SS Jordy Mercer benched for battle against Padres


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has shown signs of emerging from a slump that had extended from the second week of the season, but he will not get a chance to give further proof Thursday night against the host Padres. He is out of the lineup.

Mercer ended his modest hit streak at three with an 0-for-3 performance Wednesday. He had played in four straight games and was on a 4-for-8 resurgence after sitting in six of his previous seven.


Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker out of Pirates' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) First baseman Pedro Alvarez and second baseman Neil Walker are both out of the Pirates' Sunday lineup. 

Alvarez is replaced by Sean Rodriguez, who gets his second start of the year at first base. Rodriguez will hit sixth.

Walker's absence requires shifts at all other infield positions. Josh Harrison moves over from third place to replace Walker at second. Jung Ho Kang moves to third from shortstop, and Jordy Mercer returns to the lineup at short, for just the second time in eight games. 


Pirates looking at mental approach to alleviate Jordy Mercer's slump


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) For the second-consecutive season, Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has started the season in a slump and manager Clint Hurdle said Mercer's struggles may be mental, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"That's what we worked last year, the mental part of it first, and then we got into the physical glitch or the mechanical glitch," Hurdle said. "It's similar in some areas, very similar in some areas. We've got to get his hands to work better."

Mercer is hitting .171 in 111 at-bats this season and Hurdle hopes giving Mercer a few games off will help him correct his swing.

"If we've got a mechanical situation where our hands aren't going where we want them to go, why?" Hurdle said. "What are you trying to do? What are you trying to generate? Are you trying to generate power, are you trying to generate lift?"


Pirates confident that Jordy Mercer emerging from slump


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer has lost playing time to Jung Ho Kang in the last week, but the Pirates see reason for optimism with him.

Mercer is hitting just .176, with a .434 OPS. 

"We feel he's getting closer to some things," manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "There's only one way to find out how close you are or where you are, that's to get back in a game environment and see. We'll take it one day at a time."