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Good spring, job security contribute to Mercer's hot start at plate

Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is quietly outperforming expectations after struggling mightily in the early months of both 2014 and 2015.

Mercer has been hot of late, tallying 11 hits over his last seven games,he is batting .303

with one home run and 16 RBI. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Mercer recently.

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