Jordy Mercer 10 | Shortstop

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Tue. Apr 22, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Mercer (ankle) was back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday, but went 0-for-3, seeing just seven pitches on the night. Impact: Mercer did not require a sub in Tuesday's game, despite battling with ankle discomfort since last Friday. He should be considered relatively healthy going forward.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 22, 2014
News: Mercer (ankle) is back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday versus the Reds. Impact: Mercer has endured discomfort in his right ankle since last Friday, accumulating just four at-bats in the interim. However, he'll take over shortstop and bat eighth in his return.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 22, 2014
News: Mercer (ankle) pinch hit for the second straight game Monday and took the field for an inning against Cincinnati. Impact: After whiffing with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, Mercer saw his first action at short since Friday. He has two hits in seven career at-bats against Tuesday's starter, Johnny Cueto, and figures to return to the lineup.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Mercer (ankle) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Reds. Impact: Mercer was able to pinch-hit in Sunday's game, but it appears he is still too sore to play a full nine innings. Clint Barmes will be the Pirates' starting shortstop again Monday night.(RotoWire, )
Apr 20, 2014
News: Mercer (ankle) singled in a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday against the Brewers. Impact: He still wasn't back in the starting lineup after getting spiked in the ankle by Milwaukee's Martin Maldonado on Friday, but it looks like he's close to returning.(RotoWire, )
Apr 20, 2014
News: Mercer (ankle) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers. Impact: Mercer is still recovering from the ankle injury he sustained Friday night, when he slid awkwardly while covering second base. Manager Clint Hurdle indicated the shortstop remains in the treatment phase of his recovery, but a DL stint does not appear forthcoming as of now.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Mercer (ankle) is out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Brewers. Impact: Mercer will be given at least one day to rest his sore right ankle, which took the brunt of a Martin Maldonado slide on a force play at second base Friday. Clint Barmes will man short and bat eighth against right-hander Matt Garza.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Mercer left Friday's game against the Brewers with right ankle discomfort. Impact: Mercer was spiked by Martin Maldonado on a force-out play at second base in the third inning of Friday's game, and was subbed out prior to the top of the fourth. The true extent of his injury is uncertain, but it wouldn't be surprising if he missed one game, at least.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Mercer left Friday's game against the Brewers after three innings, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado spiked Mercer on a force-out at second in the third inning, and while Mercer was in visible pain, he was able to finish out the frame. It seems the soreness became too much, however, as he was replaced by Clint Barmes prior to the top of the fourth inning. Consider him day-to-day until more information becomes available.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Mercer raised his batting average to .200 Thursday, going 2-for-4 against Milwaukee. Impact: The two-hit game was his first since the second game of the season. Mercer has been trending down, but Thursday's strong showing at the plate and in the field could be the start of a turnaround. The Pirates have few internal options to replace him, aside from Clint Barmes.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Mercer is not in the lineup Monday against the Reds. Impact: Mercer has started at shortstop in 10 of the Pirates' first 12 games, but will give way to Clint Barmes on Monday. Mercer is off to a slow start this season, posting a .143 average with zero extra-base hits, so manager Clint Hurdle likely made the temporary switch in hopes of getting the Pirates' bats going.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Mercer committed his second error of the season Sunday and went 0-for-3 against Milwaukee. He has just three hits in his last 27 at-bats. Impact: The Pirates pretty much gave Mercer the starting reigns at shortstop heading into 2014, but if he doesn't start showing something soon, he could lose playing time. Sunday's error was 100 percent mental and manager Clint Hurdle is unlikely to quietly stand by. Fortunately for Mercer, Clint Barmes is the only other regular shortstop on the roster.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Mercer is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Cubs. Impact: Mercer will sit for the second time this season, as Clint Barmes takes over at short and bats eighth against left-hander Travis Wood. The 27-year-old Mercer has just one hit in his last four games (1-for-12) and is batting .154 on the season.(RotoWire, )
Jordy Mercer
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 200  Age: 27
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 8/27/1986, Seiling, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State
Debut: 2012
Salary: $515,500
Injury Status
No Current Injury