ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Former Altoona Curve and Pittsburgh Pirate infielder Jordy Mercer announced his retirement Tuesday.
In a social media post, Mercer thanked his family and baseball as he announced the end of his career.
Mercer began his professional career with the State College Spikes where he had a cup of coffee, before quickly climbing the minor-league ladder. Mercer spent 2010 with the Curve, hitting .282 and driving in 65 RBI as Altoona won its first Eastern League championship.
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In 2012, Mercer made his big league debut. He officially recorded his rookie season in 2013. That rookie season was statistically his best. He hit .285 as a rookie in 103 games.
Mercer spent 10 years in Major League Baseball, recording a career .256 average, with 66 home runs and 308 RBI. He spent seven seasons with Pittsburgh, and parts of three seasons with the Yankees, Tigers and Nationals.