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Phillies' Whit Merrifield: Inks deal with Philly
Merrifield agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with the Phillies on Friday that includes an $8 million club option for 2025, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Merrifield may not have an everyday spot in the lineup with his new team, but he should still be able to garner regular playing time between the infield and outfield thanks to his versatility. The 35-year-old played in 145 games for the Blue Jays last season and had a .272/.318/.382 slash line with 11 home runs, 67 RBI, 66 runs and 26 steals. He could see plenty of early action in left field if Brandon Marsh (knee) isn't quite ready for Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Whit Merrifield: Mutual option declined
Merrifield and the Blue Jays both declined his mutual option for the 2024 season Thursday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
The option was worth $18 million, so it's little surprise the team is willing to move on given that Merrifield lost playing down the final stretch. He'll be entering his age-35 season, so Merrifield could be looking for a final payday. He maintained a .700 OPS with 11 home runs and 26 steals across 592 plate appearances in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Whit Merrifield: Absent from Game 1 lineup
Merrifield is not in the lineup for Tuesday's AL Wild Card Series opener against the Twins, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet Radio reports.
Given his usage down the stretch of the regular season, it's not a surprise to see Merrifield begin this one on the bench. The Blue Jays are opting for Cavan Biggio at second base, Daulton Varsho in left field and Kevin Kiermaier in center.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Whit Merrifield: Playing time trending down
Merrifield is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
Wednesday's absence marks his sixth in Toronto's past nine games, as Merrifield's .549 OPS since the start of August appears to have caught up to him. Daulton Varsho continues to work as the primary left fielder, while Cavan Biggio has a hot stick while seeing regular at-bats in a utility role.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Whit Merrifield: Added to lineup Wednesday
Merrifield was added to the lineup for Wednesday's game at Yankee Stadium.
Merrifield will play second base and bat sixth with Cavan Biggio shifting over to first base. Spencer Horwitz is now serving as the Blue Jays' designated hitter after Vladimir Guerrero (knee) was a late scratch.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Whit Merrifield: Out of Tuesday's lineup
Merrifield is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.careports.
Merrifield is 3-for-32 in his past nine games and finds himself on the bench for the third time in Toronto's last four contests. The veteran utility man and Daulton Varsho have been splitting time in left field of late, with both players have struggled in September with a sub-.700 OPS.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Whit Merrifield: Taking seat Sunday
Merrifield is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.
Daulton Varsho, Kevin Kiermaier and Cavan Biggio will start across the outfield for the Blue Jays as Davis Schneider handles second base. Merrifield went 1-for-5 with a walk and an RBI in Toronto's win Saturday versus Boston.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Whit Merrifield: Not in lineup Friday
Merrifield is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox.
Merrifield missed some time earlier this week due to left groin tightness, but he should be available off the bench for the Blue Jays in Friday's series opener versus Boston. Cavan Biggio is starting at second base and Daulton Varsho will play left field, while Davis Schneider is serving as Toronto's designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Whit Merrifield: Rejoins lineup Wednesday
Merrifield (groin) is starting in left field and batting fifth against the Rangers on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old sat out the previous two games with groin tightness but will return to the starting nine Wednesday versus Texas lefty Jordan Montgomery. Merrifield is mired in a 1-for-20 slump and has seen his playing time against right-handed pitchers slip, with Davis Schneider handling a larger role at second base.... See More ... See Less
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|School: South Carolina
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