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Mercer is Pirates top option at shortstop

Jordy Mercer

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer is going to get most of the starts at shortstop for the foreseeable future, according to manager Clint Hurdle. "Mercer is going to get some reps here because of the quality of his (defensive) play and the way he is swinging the bat," Hurdle said.'s George Von Benko caught up with Mercer recently.

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