Latest Whit Merrifield News

Hernández, Guerrero homer as Blue Jays beat Twins 9-3

Aug. 05, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer, Teoscar Hernández homered for the second straight day and the Toronto Blue Jays cruised to a 9-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Whit Merrifield, who revealed earlier in the day that he’s now...

Merrifield says he's vaccinated, ready to play for Blue Jays

Aug. 04, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield said Thursday he is vaccinated for COVID-19 and will be cleared to play for Toronto when the Blue Jays return to Canada. Merrifield was acquired in a trade with Kansas City on Tuesday for two minor leaguers. The two-time All-Star was in the...

Lance Lynn, Jose Abreu lift White Sox over Royals 4-1

Aug. 03, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Lynn threw four-hit ball over six innings, Jose Abreu homered for the second consecutive game and Eloy Jiménez hit three singles as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Wednesday. Lynn (2-4) struck out eight for the third time this season...

Hits by Siri, Peralta lift Rays to 3-2 win over Blue Jays

Aug. 03, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hits by newly acquired Jose Siri and David Peralta produced the winning run for the Tampa Bay Rays in a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. Siri led off the Tampa Bay sixth with a single off Adam Cimber (8-4). He stole second, moved to...

Trade deadline recap: Soto to Padres; Phillies, Twins add

Aug. 03, 2022 03:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Juan Soto is joining Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. in San Diego. Jorge López, Michael Fulmer and Tyler Mahle are going to Minnesota. Noah Syndergaard, David Robertson and Brandon Marsh are heading to Philadelphia, and Joey Gallo is looking for a fresh start with the Los...

Jiménez drives in 4, Abreu homers, White Sox beat Royals 9-2

Aug. 03, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox would have liked to complete a few more trades prior to the deadline to give themselves the jolt they need to make a jump in the AL Central. It didn't work out that way. They'll have to pick themselves up and deliver more performances like this....

Gausman allows 1-hit over 8 innings, Blue Jays beat Rays 3-1

Aug. 02, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Gausman allowed one hit and struck out 10 over eight masterful innings and the Toronto Blue Jays opened a nine-game trip with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays have won 11 of 13 and increased their lead over Tampa...

Royals send Whit Merrifield to Blue Jays for 2 players

Aug. 02, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield said last month he might be willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if it meant playing for a team in contention, even though he had refused to get the shot while playing for the last-place Kansas City Royals. He'll have to make that...

Perez, Merrifield homer, Royals edge White Sox 2-1

Aug. 02, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield hit solo home runs, Daniel Lynch took a shutout into the sixth inning in his return from the injured list and the Kansas City Royals edged the Chicago White Sox 2-1 on Monday night for their second straight win. Perez launched a...

Royals send 3B Rivera to Diamondbacks for RHP Weaver

Aug. 01, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals traded third baseman Emmanuel Rivera to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-hander Luke Weaver in the second minor move made by Kansas City on Monday to add organizational pitching depth. Earlier in the day, the Royals sent cash to the Seattle...