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Report: Tigers agree to deal with former Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer

Posted: 2:57 PM, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 20:52:56Z
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(WXYZ) — The Tigers have found their shortstop for 2019.

Jordy Mercer, who has spent his entire seven-year career with the Pirates, agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million on Wednesday. The contract was reported first by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Mercer is 32 and hit .251 last season in 117 games. A hand injury limited him. He hit six home runs with a .696 OPS.

The Tigers chose not to bring back Jose Iglesias, opening up the starting shortstop job in the midst of the rebuild.