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Royals | Omar Infante sitting out

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:43:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 24. OF Whit Merrifield is starting at the keystone and is batting second against Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana.

Fantasy Tip: The right-handed Merrifield hit .278 with five home runs and 17 RBI at Class AAA Omaha earlier this year. He's never had double-digit home runs in the minors but does possess speed (32 thefts in 2015). Merrifield could create havoc on the basepaths at the top of the order tonight but doesn't project to fill up the stat sheet otherwise. He's a deep sleeper in daily games.

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Royals | Mike Moustakas out Monday

Mon, 23 May 2016 16:15:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (knee) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 23. 2B Whit Merrifield is starting at third base and batting second against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco.

Fantasy Tip: Moustakas sustained the injury on Sunday, but it's only a minor issue, as he's being considered day-to-day. In the meantime, fantasy owners in all leagues can look past Merrifield, who had a .278/.342/.458 line in Class AAA in 36 ballgames. He's just a backup talent.

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Royals | Omar Infante sitting out

Sat, 21 May 2016 09:20:15 -0700

Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Miguel Gonzalez Saturday, May 21. OF Whit Merrifield will start at second base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Merrifield went 1-for-3 in his only other start of the season, so owners should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Royals | Alex Gordon resting in Game 2

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:37:35 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 18. OF Whit Merrifield is starting in left field and is hitting ninth against Red Sox SP David Price.

Fantasy Tip: Merrifield was called up before the second game and will be making his major league debut in the nightcap. The outfielder has spent seven years in the minors and has never reached double-digit home runs, but he does have speed (32 stolen bases last year). He could very well be sent back down after the game, so he doesn't deserve any fantasy attention for now.

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Royals | Seven selected for AFL duty

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:57:21 -0700

Seven Kansas City Royals players were named to compete for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League. Selected were P's Edwin Carl, Jon Keck and Justin Marks; INF's Alex McClure and Orlando Calixte; IF/OF Whit Merrifield and OF Brian Fletcher.

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