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Merrifield to get right to work after KC calls

The Royals have recalled utility man Whit Merrifield from Triple-A Omaha. Merrifield will start in right field for Kansas City in its game against the Giants at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night.
April 18, 2017

Kansas City Royals: Opening day roster

The Kansas City Royals will open up their 2017 campaign against the Minnesota Twins on the road on Monday and begin their fight to get back to the postseason. The Royals optioned utility-man Whit Merrifield to Omaha on Sunday, rounding out their 25-man roster.One of the biggest questions heading into Spring Training this season was who would take charge at second base. Many predicted...
April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Royals win 12-9, knock Tigers 1½ games behind wild card

DETROIT (AP) The Kansas City Royals began the game by hitting for the cycle as a team, then Whit Merrifield nearly did it by himself. Merrifield hit a triple as part of Kansas City's four-run first inning, and he later added a single and a double in a 12-9 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Royals hit four homers to drop the Tigers in the AL wild-card race - and avoided...
Via Associated Press
September 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Whit Merrifield Keeps Emerging for Kansas City Royals as Tasks Grow Taller

Whit Merrifield was the third second baseman used by the Kansas City Royals in 2016, but a strong start to his rookie campaign may help him maintain a lock at the position for the foreseeable future. The 2010 draft pick, who spent more than six seasons in a once-crowded Royals farm system, was recalled to replace Christain Colon on May 18, less than a week before a season-ending...
Via The Sports Journal
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The Miracle of Whit Merrifield

Throughout his baseball career, Whit Merrifield has found that he has many homes. Rotating through essentially every position, he has established himself as a Ned Yost-style player, one that would be similar to Ben Zobrist. However, what he lacked that Ben Zobrist had was a world-class batter’s eye, and a professional level skill set. Thus, as a 9th round pick in 2010, Whit Merrifield...
Via Royals Blue
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Royals considering bringing Jose Reyes in to play second base

Jose Reyes could reportedly find a new job quite quickly. According to ESPN analyst Alex Cora, the Kansas City Royals are considering Reyes at second base. Baseball Insider for 1 day; Sources: Royals José Reyes to play 2B.Ok, back to be the ex-player who will be covering the @NCAACWS. — Alex Cora (@ac13alex) June 16, 2016 Reyes played 43 games at second base in 2004 but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Merrifield's first triple, homer lead Royals over Tribe 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Whit Merrifield hit his first career homer, Edinson Volquez tossed seven innings of two-hit ball and the Kansas City Royals beat Cleveland 2-1 on Monday night to end a five-game skid against the Indians.Alcides Escobar also drove in a run for the Royals, who have won three in a row after an eight-game losing streak. They also won their seventh consecutive game...
Via Associated Press
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Colon Optioned, Merrifield Called up for the Royals

On Wednesday it was announced that the Royals have optioned infielder Christian Colon to AAA Omaha and added utility man Whit Merrifield to the roster. Whit required a spot on the 40 man roster as well, so in a corresponding move the Royals Designated Jose Martinez for assignment.  Colon was recently given the opportunity to receive more playing time at second base with...
Via Royals Blue
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Minor Ups and Downs

Omaha Storm Chasers Up – Whit Merrifield – We are going on nearly a full season of AAA baseball for Merrifield (108 games) and he is still hitting, carrying a .333 average in his AAA games. That is amazing considering he was just a .263 hitter before arriving in Omaha. The Royals seem to have got […]
Via Pine Tar Press
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Call Up Rankings – 9 Possible September Call Ups

#9 Whit Merrifield - During a normal season I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Whit moved to KC during September as a reward for an outstanding season. Unfortunately there are players who are faster, better defensively, have more power that are ahead of him and the Royals need the best for this September playoff push. Also not on the 40 man roster currently really hurts his chances...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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