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Phillies Sign Three Time All-Star to a One-Year Deal

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The Philadelphia Phillies are in agreement with superutilityman Whit Merrifield. The deal is for one year, worth $8 million. Merrifield's deal includes a club option for $8 million with a $1 million buyout. He can max out at $16.6 million over two seasons. According to Jeff Passan.

Whit Merrifield is a three-time All-Star. In 2019 with the Royals, in 2021, also with the Royals, and in 2023, with the Toronto Blue Jays. Whit Merrifield has spent eight seasons at the major league level, with just two teams.

The biggest thing with Whit Merrifield is that he can play all over the diamond. Mainly at 2B, and all the OF spots. Whit Merrifield gives will give the Phillies a solid bat off the bench, and they games that he will start.

In 2023, as mentioned above, Whit Merrifield was an All-Star with the Blue Jays. In 145 games, Merrifield slashed .272/.318/.382, with 11 HR's, 67 RBI's, 26 SB's, and a .700 OPS.

This is a pretty good addition for the Phillies. For the most part this off-season, the Phillies have been quiet. Now, with this addition, it gives them a lot of depth. Whit Merrifield will add to the Phillies on both offense and defense.


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