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Pirates Promote Jordy Mercer

By: Mike Vukovcan
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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Another of the Pittsburgh Pirates top prospects has been promoted.

Altoona shortstop Jordy Mercer was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis following last night’s game.

Mercer’s 48 RBIs rank second in the Eastern League. He’s also seventh in home runs with 13. The shortstop batted .318 in May and .313 this month.

Mercer played all of his games at shortstop for the Curve this season but likely will move around the infield at Indianapolis.

The Pirates drafted Mercer in the 3rd round of the 2008 MLB Draft.

Earlier this week, infielder Chase d’Arnaud, who was a 4th round pick in the 2008 Draft, was promoted from Indianapolis to the Pirates.

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