December 12, 2018 / 10:10 PM / a month ago

Reports: Tigers, SS Mercer agree to one-year deal

FILE PHOTO: May 27, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer (10) fields a ground ball against the St. Louis Cardinals during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports - 10856529

The Detroit Tigers agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million deal with shortstop Jordy Mercer on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Detroit was pursuing a shortstop to replace free agent Jose Iglesias.

Mercer, 32, batted .251 with six homers and 39 RBIs in 117 games last season.

Mercer has a .256 career average with 55 homers and 277 RBIs over seven seasons with the Pirates.

Mercer hit more than 10 homers in a season three times for Pittsburgh. He drove in a career-high 59 runs in 2016.

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