When the Cleveland Indians eventually call up Oscar Mercado from the nearby Columbus Clippers, it will his latest stop on a road well-traveled. Born in Cartagena, Colombia in the winter of 1994, Mercado moved to the United States as a youth. His family settled in the Tampa Bay area where he was a standout at Gaither High School. The prep shortstop committed to Florida State but, after being selected as the No. 57 pick in the 2013 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals, a seven-figure signing bonus lured him away from the Seminoles and into the professional ranks.
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