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The new lefty lineup

With Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer back in the lineup, we’re getting a little bit of a different look from the Pirates against Marlin lefty Brad Hand. Harrison is at second in place of Neil Walker, and Aramis Ramirez gets the start at third tonight. Sitting Mercer down and getting Mercer at-bats against lefties makes plenty of sense. I’d obviously rather see Jung Ho Kang in...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates activate SS Mercer from DL after right knee injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates activated shortstop Jordy Mercer from the disabled list on Sunday and placed first baseman Travis Ishikawa on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Mercer went on the disabled list on July 20 after spraining the MCL in his right knee and suffering a lower leg contusion in a collision with Carlos Gomez during a game in Milwaukee. Mercer is...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers trade Aramis Ramirez to the Pirates

Having been in the for infield help after losing Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer to injuries that will likely keep both out until September, the Pittsburgh Pirates added a solid veteran presence on Thursday. Media reports indicated earlier in the day that Pittsburgh was on the verge of acquiring former All-Star third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the Milwaukee Brewers. Those reports...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A summary of the Pirates’ trade deadline options in light of Jordy Mercer’s injury

The Pirates weren not without holes to address at the upcoming trade deadline before Jordy Mercer’s injury on Sunday, but Mercer’s injury certainly recasts their deadline approach in a whole new light. With a bit of time to consider the situation with Mercer, Harrison, and the team in general, I’ve tried to sort of outline the different ways the Pirates can tackle the deadline...
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

More Jordy Mercer injury fallout

The news wasn’t the worst case scenario for Jordy Mercer and the Pirates, but it still leaves them stuck without a starting infielder for a while. #Pirates Mercer out 6 weeks with lower leg contusion and a sprain of the medial collateral ligament of his left knee — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) July 20, 2015 As we suspected, Brent Morel was called up, although Sean Rodriguez...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer out six weeks with MCL sprain

Jordy Mercer has a sprained MCL and lower-leg bruise, according to Pirates. He's out six weeks. Will avoid surgery — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) July 20, 2015 Let’s play Good News Bad News on this one: Mercer’s season isn’t necessarily over, which it certainly looked like it might’ve been. No surgery also means that he will, at the very least, be good to go by the...
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Morosi: Pirates interested in Justin Upton

This is likely just a blip on the radar until we get any news on Jordy Mercer (which I suspect will be coming shortly), but Jon Morosi tweeted this morning that the Pirates had some interest in Justin Upton. I still want to mention it for a couple of reasons: one, it backs up my hunch that the Pirates aren’t hugely sold on having Gregory Polanco play right field every day for the...
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mercer injured, Pirates swept, everything is terrible

It was a flashback to the old days at Miller Park for the Pirates, where nothing seemed to ever go right. It seemed like they had gotten over that recently – the Brewers being awful certainly helped – but that was not the case this weekend. Talk about a change of pace from the way they went in to the break…. To make matters worse, their starting shortstop went down like this...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman’s beer cup explode (video)

A woman was either in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time — depending on one’s perspective — during Wednesday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The predicament — or benefit — prompted by the location of her seat was precipitated […] The post Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Pirates SS Jordy Mercer’s home run lands in and absolutely destroys fan’s beer

It’s probably not a good idea to attempt to catch a home run ball with one’s beer. But that’s what happened to one unlucky fan during Wednesday’s Pirates-Giants game at AT&T Park. After Pirates SS Jordy Mercer blasted a home run to put his team ahead, 5-4, a group of fans attempted to catch the ball. And one particular fan sat and watched with a beer in her hand, and...
Via The Sports Daily
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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