LAS VEGAS — One day after Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila said the team’s search for a shortstop was going slow, it has picked up in a hurry.
The team has agreed to a deal with veteran Jordy Mercer, in response to a person with information of the state of affairs. The deal is value $5.75 million, in response to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. It’s pending a physical exam.
Mercer, 32, is a .256 hitter in seven seasons with the Pirates. In 2018, he hit .251 with six residence runs and 39 RBIs. Mercer is strong defensively and has exhibited good bat management throughout his career.
The Tigers view Mercer as a one-yr, stop-gap choice before their center infield prospects are ready to succeed in the large leagues.
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