I don’t know what’s in the water around MLB ballparks lately, but it’s causing outfielders to throw out everyone in sight.
The latest crazy throw: Jackie Bradley, Jr. doubling off Mike Aviles in yesterday’s Sox-Indians game. Watch the official MLB.com video here.
Here’s a Vine of it from Mark Normandin of SB Nation:
On Wednesday afternoon, the Tigers agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million with shortstop Jordy Mercer, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman.
Mercer, 32, hit .251/.315/.381 with six home runs and 39 RBI in 436 plate appearances for the Pirates last season. His triple-slash line from 2018 is pretty close to his career triple-slash line, so that’s about what the Tigers should expect from him.
Mercer will take over as the full-time shortstop for the Tigers, who lost José Iglesias to free agency. Mercer does have versatility, with the ability to play first, second, and third base as well as the corner outfield in a pinch.