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Kansas City Royals (58-104)


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Option price on Royals' Merrifield tied to health

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) The price of Kansas City's 2023 option on Whit Merrifield is conditioned on the second baseman not spending more than 109 days on the injured list in each of the next four seasons.

Merrifield and the Royals agreed Jan. 28 to a $16.25 million, four-year contract that covers Merrifield's years of arbitration eligibility; Merrifield gets $1 million this year, $5 million in 2020, $6.75 million in 2021 and $2.75 million in 2022. The Royals have a $6.5 million option for 2023 with a $750,000 buyout, but the option price would increase by $4 million if he does not spend the specified days on the IL.

His salaries in 2021, 2022 and 2023 can increase by up to $1 million a year based on a points system for accomplishments from 2019-20. It calls for 0.5 points for 1,200 plate appearances; one point each for 1,400 plate appearances or winning a Gold Glove; two points for becoming an All-Star, winning a Silver Slugger or finishing 11th through 15th in MVP voting; three points for finishing sixth through 10th in MVP voting; four points for finishing second through fifth in MVP voting; and five points for winning an MVP award.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.304
HR: S. Perez27
RBI: S. Perez80
SB: W. Merrifield45
W: J. Junis9
ERA: J. Junis4.37
Saves: W. Peralta14
K: J. Junis164
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9171.562-
Minnesota 7884.48113
Detroit 6498.39527
Chi White Sox 62100.38329
Kansas City 58104.35833
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (18)
Runs: 638 (25)
Hits: 1350 (18)
Home Runs: 155 (26)
Stolen Bases: 117 (6)
OBP: .305 (24)
SLG: .392 (24)
Total Bases: 2156 (23)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.94 (29)
Runs Allowed: 833 (27)
Saves: 33 (28)
Strikeouts: 1157 (29)
OpBA: .275 (29)
OBP: .342 (29)
SLG: .446 (26)
Run Support: 4.01 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/13 J. Diekman Signed as Free Agent ( 2019; Opt 2020)(one-year contract)
2/13 J. Hahn Placed on 60-Day DL (Recovery from right elbow surgery)
2/9 H. Bailey Signed to a Minor League Contract
2/8 B. Boxberger Signed as Free Agent ( 2019)(one-year contract)
1/27 W. Merrifield Signed ( 2019-2022; Opt 2023)(four-year extension)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/13 J. Hahn Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
8/21 J. Bonifacio Stiff back (day-to-day)
8/13 D. Duffy off 10-day DL
8/5 A. Mondesi Pinched nerve in shoulder (day-to-day)
7/29 B. Goodwin off 10-day DL
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