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.