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Report: Tigers sign Jordy Mercer to one-year, $5.25 million deal

Pittsburgh Pirates v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 7: Jordy Mercer #10 of the Pittsburgh Pirates watches the flight of a fourth inning three run homerun hit off of Chad Bettis #35 of the Colorado Rockies during a game at Coors Field on August 7, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Tigers agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million with shortstop Jordy Mercer, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

Mercer, 32, hit .251/.315/.381 with six home runs and 39 RBI in 436 plate appearances for the Pirates last season. His triple-slash line from 2018 is pretty close to his career triple-slash line, so that’s about what the Tigers should expect from him.

Mercer will take over as the full-time shortstop for the Tigers, who lost José Iglesias to free agency. Mercer does have versatility, with the ability to play first, second, and third base as well as the corner outfield in a pinch.

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