Found May 29, 2012 on WHYGAVS?:
The Pirates called up Jordy Mercer this afternoon and demoted Yamaico Navarro to make room for him. Mercer's minor league career kind of resembles The Little Engine That Could to me; he never seemed like much of a prospect until maybe a year ago and since then he's just kind of been plugging along, moving from level to level. His defense has always been good, though, and last year he had a big power surge and this year he's finally taking some walks, hitting .303/.379/.413 with Indianapolis. He's not a Starlin Castro-like prospect, but it's hard to imagine his offense can be worse than what we've seen from Clint Barmes this far, and his glove will be better than Josh Harrison's at short. He won't play tonight, but I imagine that he'll get the starts at short that Josh Harrison is getting now and if he plays well, he'll see the field more regularly. The Pirates have a chance to pull within two games of the Reds tonight, with Charlie Morton taki...
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