Mercer was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left calf strain retroactive to Wednesday. Mercer will be eligible to return Aug. 25 in Milwaukee. The shortstop suffered this injury during Tuesday's game against the Twins, and further evaluation with team doctors prior to Wednesday's contest proved that he needed a little time off. In his absence, expect Adeiny Hechavarria to draw a bulk of the starts at shortstop.
Mercer (calf) is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Thursday. Mercer will miss a second straight game after exiting Tuesday's contest with left calf discomfort. He should be considered day-to-day heading into Friday's affair, while a stint on the DL remains a possibility. In his place, Adeiny Hechavarria will start at shortstop.
Mercer (calf) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins. Mercer was removed from Tuesday's 5-2 loss in the fifth inning with a sore left calf and will get an additional day off to recover from the issue. If Mercer fails to demonstrate progress by the time the weekend comes around, a trip to the disabled list could become more realistic. Adeiny Hechavarria will fill in at shortstop for Mercer on Wednesday and would likely serve as the Pirates' primary option at the position for the duration of the latter's absence.
Mercer left Tuesday's game in top of the fifth inning with left calf discomfort, AT&T SportsNet reports. Adeiny Hechavarria pinch hit for Mercer and then took his spot at shortstop. Mercer made a pair of uncharacteristic errors in Sunday's game. He walked in his lone plate appearance Tuesday.
Mercer is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies. Mercer will take a seat in favor of the newly acquired Adeiny Hechavarria. The playing-time split between the shortstop pair remains to be seen. Mercer's 92 wRC+ beats Hechavarria's 69 wRC+ fairly easily, but his defense grades out worse (-12 DRS, -1.9 UZR compared to 4 DRS and 0.9 UZR for Hechavarria).