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.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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