Mercer Returns From Paternity Leave; McCutchen Optioned to Triple-A

Mercer Returns From Paternity Leave; McCutchen Optioned to Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated infielder Jordy Mercer from Paternity leave and optioned Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Mercer was placed on paternity leave on Monday due to the birth of his first son with his wife Kasey. Mercer is hitting for a .212/.250/.404 line over 25 games this season with the Pirates.

McCutchen made one appearance in relief for Pittsburgh. On Tuesday in San Diego, the right-hander allowed a two-run walkoff home run to Chase Headley in the  10th inning....

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