Greatest 21 Days
Born: Nov 2, 1966
An outfielder and versatile reserve, the Puerto Rican Merced played seven seasons with the Pirates then kicked around with the Blue Jays, Twins, Red Sox, Cubs and Expos before finding a second home in Houston.
Playing three seasons with the Astros (2001-2003), Merced hit .262 with 15 homers in 340 games. For his 13 years in the majors, Merced totalled a .277 average with 103 homers.