Colin Dunlap

Jordy Mercer Thanks Pittsburgh In Goodbye Note

'Thank you for the past 7 years of making my dream come true!'

December 17, 2018 - 11:35 am

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Former Pirates short stop Jordy Mercer has been all class since he arrived in Pittsburgh back in 2012 and his departure was no different.

In a post on social media late last week, Mercer thanked Pittsburgh saying,

Related: Mercer Signs With Tigers

“–Pittsburgh/Yinzers

Thank you for the past 7 years of making my dream come true! It was an honor to wear the black and gold and be apart of the rich tradition of the Pirates Organization. The memories, friends coaches and teammates I have made over the years will never be forgotten.

Pittsburgh will always have a special place in my heart. I would kick myself if I didn’t say thanks to the North Hills for welcoming and housing my family for the last 5 years! We had a blast!

With that being said, I am exciting for the new opportunity with the Tigers and can’t wait to see what Detroit has in-Store! Go Tigers

-Jordy”

While Mercer dazzled on the diamond, his charity work around Pittsburgh is what will be remembered long into the future.

On many instances Mercer would come out and meet with children at PNC Park for an event, taking photos and signing autographs.

Last week Mercer signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers worth $5.25 million plus $250,000 in incentives. 

In seven seasons with the Pirates, Mercer hit .258 with 693 hits and 55 homeruns. Last season, the 32-year-old hit .251 with 99 hits and six homeruns. 

Good luck in Detroit Jordy!

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