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Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer loses control of a ground ball hit by Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 8, 2018, in Chicago. | Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press

Jordy Mercer, Tigers agree to $5.25M, 1-year deal: Report

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LAS VEGAS — A person familiar with the negotiations says shortstop Jordy Mercer and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a $5.25 million, one-year contract.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical.

Mercer had spent his entire seven-season big league career with Pittsburgh. The 32-year-old hit .251 with six homers and 39 RBIs, down from 14 homers and 58 RBIs in 2017.

His agreement was first reported by Fancred.

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