Mercer (quadriceps) doesn't expect to need much more than the required 10 days on the injured list, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Mercer is eligible to return next Wednesday and is on track to return on or near that date. He felt fine after running on an elliptical machine Wednesday. Gordon Beckham and Ronny Rodriguez have filled in at shortstop in his absence.
Mercer was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right quad strain Saturday. Mercer exited Saturday's game against the Twins with what the Tigers originally called a right quad spasm, but the issue was apparently worse than that. Gordon Beckham or Niko Goodrum could fill in at shortstop until he returns.
Mercer left Saturday's game against the Twins with a right quad spasm. Mercer pulled up limping on a double and was immediately pulled from the game. It's not yet clear how much time he's expected to miss.
Mercer left Saturday's game against Minnesota with an apparent right quad injury, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Mercer hit a double but pulled up after rounding first and limped into second base. He was immediately removed from the game.
Mercer is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays. He went 0-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts in the first two games of the season. Gordon Beckham will start at shortstop, hitting ninth against righty Aaron Sanchez.