Jordy Mercer had to be carted off the field on Sunday after a collision in the base paths with Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez. Mercer had to be carted off the field and couldn’t put any weight on his left leg. Sean Rodriguez entered the game at third base and Jung-Ho Kang moved from third base to shortstop. We will post an update as soon as one is available.
Carlos Gomez takes out Jordy Mercer pic.twitter.com/wUgqHB5Ye4
— Forbes to Federal (@ForbesToFederal) July 19, 2015
Update 6:54 PM: The Pirates announced that Mercer is on his way to Pittsburgh to be evaluated by team doctors. Sounds like there won’t be an immediate update.
We will have additional information after Mercer is seen by our doctors in Pittsburgh in the next few days.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 19, 2015
Update 7:37 PM: If you’re wondering about a possible replacement, Brent Morel was scratched from the Indianapolis lineup right before first pitch. He has a .900 OPS in his last 47 games, dating back to May 25th. So it sounds like if the evaluation of Mercer doesn’t go well, Morel will be added to the roster and Kang will start at shortstop.