All posts tagged "Jordy Mercer"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bench

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • Season Recaps
    2012 Indianapolis Indians Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

    Indianapolis was one of the most successful teams in the Pirates' system this year, fueled by Starling Marte and a strong pitching staff. By the time the playoffs came around, all of the players who got them to the post-season had been promoted to the majors, which resulted in a first round...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Shortstop

    After deciding to part ways with shortstop Ronny Cedeno, the Pirates upgraded the position defensively last November by bringing Clint Barmes in on a two year deal. The 33-year-old had a pedigree for an impressive glove at short, and provided a solid glove for the Pirates in 2012. The first two months...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates Season Recap: Second Base

    Neil Walker was the steady glove at second base for the majority of the season. He appeared in 101 of the first 103 games over the first four months before an injury forced Walker to end his 2012 season early. Walker was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his low back, which forced his...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: August 27

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Among them the brother of one of the all-time great pitchers, another who had two brothers that played in the majors and then a pitcher who had one forgettable outing while with the Pirates. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a...

  • Transactions
    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....

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs on Winning End of 19-inning Game

    Not since the heartbreaking 19-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves in 2011, which began the slide for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, had the club played a game that lasted this long.  The Bucs have played just four extra-inning games in the 2012 season, the longest lasting 12 frames. That was until...

  • Injury Updates
    Starling Marte Placed on DL; Jose Tabata Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed rookie Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Jose Tabata has been recalled from Triple-A. Pirates Prospects learned late last night that Tabata was heading to St. Louis to Join the team. Tabata has hit for a .297 average with Triple-A Indianapolis since being...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McDonald Tosses Best Outing of Second Half

    After getting six days of rest and throwing two sides since his last start on Friday against San Diego, the Pirates were looking for James McDonald to take a big step forward towards getting back on track. The right-hander did just that in St. Louis facing a tough Cardinals lineup, and scattered...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Jordy Mercer Needs More Playing Time

    The Pittsburgh Pirates called up top hitting prospect Starling Marte on July 26th. Prior to his promotion in the majors, the club had struggled with their outfield alignment. Jose Tabata was demoted to the minors in early July after posting a .636 OPS. Alex Presley was falling out of favor with a...

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