Jordy Mercer Named to Team USA Roster
Team USA has announced their roster for the 2011 World Cup and the Pan Am tournaments, with Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jordy Mercer being named as a member of the team. This is the second year in a row that a Pirates shortstop prospect has played for Team USA. Last year Chase d’Arnaud played for the team, after being a late season addition to replace catcher Austin Romine. Team USA begins their training schedule on September 27th. The World Cup begins on October 1st and runs through the 15th, with the event being held in Panama. The Pan Am tournament runs from October 18th through the 25th, taking place in Mexico.