Merrifield slides into bench role with Phillies

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Philadelphia Phillies
NEWS: The Phillies signed Whit Merrifield to a contract that guarantees him approximately $8 million.
IMPACT: Medium 
BHQ SPIN: Merrifield split his time equally between second base and the outfield in 2023. However, the presence of Bryson Stott at second suggests he will be playing the outfield much more often in Philadelphia. That’s especially true with Brandon Marsh already dinged and the inexperienced Johan Rojas penciled in as the centerfielder. Of course, an injury could open up infield playing time for Merrifield although it’s worth noting that aside from four appearances at first base, he has not appeared at any infield position besides second base this decade. Right now, we’ve...

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