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Jordy Mercer pens farewell letter to Pittsburgh, fans thank him |

Jordy Mercer pens farewell letter to Pittsburgh, fans thank him

| Saturday, December 15, 2018 9:06 a.m
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer drives in two runs with a single during the sixth inning against the Brewers Thursday, July 12, 2018, at PNC Park.

Former Pittburgh Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer has officially bid fans and the city adieu after spending seven years with the organization.

The shortstop inked a deal Wednesday with the Detroit Tigers. On Friday Mercer posted a note on Twitter expressing his gratitude to the Pirates organization and faithful for “making my dream come true!

“It was an honor to wear black and gold and be apart {sic} of the rich Pirates Organization. The memories, friends, coaches and teammates I have made will never be forgotten. Pittsburgh will always have a special place in my heart.”

He also gave a shout out to the North Hills, where he settled in with his family, adding they “had a blast!”

Mercer concluded the note with optimism about joining a new ball club and moving to a new city.

“Go Tigers (tiger emoji),” he finished.

In seven seasons with the Pirates, Mercer hit .256, with 55 home runs and 277 RBIs.

Mercer’s new deal with the Tigers is reportedly a one-year, $5.25 million contract, which is $1.5 million less than he earned with the Pirates last season.

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