PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates promoted infielder Jordy Mercer to the Majors on Tuesday. In order to make room for Mercer on the 25-man roster, infielder Yamaico Navarro was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Mercer, 25, hit .358 avg with six doubles, a homer and nine RBI in the month of May and ranks eighth in the International League with a .303 average over 47 games with Triple-A. Mercer has no previous experience in the Majors. He made 28 appearances at shortstop and 10 each at second base and third base while in Indy.
Navarro, 24, hit just .178 in limited action with the Pirates this season. He made 10 starts overall, mostly coming off the bench for the club.