Friday, August 19, 2022

Whit Merrifield trade: Blue Jays add longtime Royals infielder in trade deadline buzzer-beater, per report

After years of rejecting overtures, the Kansas City Royals have finally traded Whit Merrifield. Merrifield is heading to the Toronto Blue Jays, reports the New York Post. The return is unknown and neither team has confirmed the trade.

Merrifield was among the 10 Royals players who were unable to travel to Toronto last month due to his vaccination status. He did say he would consider getting vaccinated for a postseason-bound team, however, and the Blue Jays are very much in the race.

The 33-year-old Merrifield is having the worst season of his career, slashing .240/.290/.352 with six home runs and 15 stolen bases. He is under contract through next season.

CBS Sports will have more on this story shortly.

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