Mercer Joins the Pirates, But Barmes Still the Shortstop

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Infielder Jordy Mercer arrived to the clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon at PNC Park just an hour before the club was set to take batting practice. Surrounded by media, the 25-year-old was all smiles as he tried to put into words what getting called up to the Majors felt like. “It’s a dream come true, it really is,” Mercer said. “Words can’t describe it. It’s something you dream about as a...

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Jordy Mercer Recalled from Triple-A; Navarro Optioned

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...

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Four Home Runs Lead Indians To A Win

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Durham Bulls  4 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians scored 7 runs in the 9th inning of last night’s game in Louisville, and tonight, they started up right where they left off, defeating the Durham Bulls at Victory Field.  They began by scoring in each of the first three innings, and in four of the first five frames.  The Indians, who had been second-to-last in the International League in number of...

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Indians’ Win On Seven Run 9th

Indianapolis Indians  9,  Louisville Bats  4 (Box)   A huge 9th inning, which included a go-ahead RBI by RF Alex Presley and a Grand Slam by CF Starling Marte, gave the Indians a come-from-behind-in-a-big-way victory over the Louisville Bats at Louisville Slugger Field this evening.  Starter Jeff Locke did not figure into the decision, but he pitched 6.1 innings and struck out 11 batters.  The Indians collected 11 hits, with 5...

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Bats Beat Indians With Five Run 5th Inning

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  4 (Box)   A hit batter, a wild pitch, and two Indians’ errors handed the Bats five runs, two of which were unearned, in the 5th inning.  That was enough to give the Bats a win over the Indians and halt the Tribe’s 5-game hitting streak.  Pirates’ Jeff Karstens made a rehab start for the Indians.  He was charged with the loss when things disintegrated in the 5th.  The...

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