Whit Merrifield likely headed to the injured list

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Kansas City Royals utility man Whit Merrifield has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and ligament swelling in his right toe.

Merrifield will not be on the Royals lineup card Monday afternoon for the first time in a franchise-record 553 games.

The 33-year-old will likely be headed to the injury list due to the injury and may not return until after the All-Star break.

Merrifield was slashing career-lows midway through the 2022 season, batting .240/.292/.343, but he’s compiled 45 runs, 36 RBI, and 14 steals.

The Royals are currently last in the AL Central with a 32-52 record, and losing Merrifield won’t help the situation.


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