Longtime MLB Infielder Announces Retirement

Longtime MLB infielder Jordy Mercer has officially announced his retirement. 

Mercer spent the 2021 season with the Washington Nationals. In 46 games, he had two home runs, nine RBIs, and a .254 batting average. With numbers like those, it's fair to say that he could have remained in the league as a solid depth player. However, even with this being so, the 35-year-old has decided that he's ready to move on from baseball. 

Mercer put together a solid 10-year career. In 950 career games between the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, and Nationals, he had 66 home runs, 308 RBIs, and a .256 batting average. Although he was never an All-Star, he was a very dependable infielder who was able to stay in the league for a long time because of it. 

Enjoy your retirement, Jordy!

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