Whit’s an all star!

Published 8:57 am Monday, July 1, 2019

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Kansas City Royals infielder/outfielder, defensive jack-of-all-trades and offensive catalyst Whit Merrifield has been selected to the American League All-Star Team.

Major League Baseball announced the reserves for each roster on Sunday. The starters, selected by fan votes, were announced on Thursday night. The All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

Merrifield, 30, became the oldest position player in club history selected to his first All-Star Game. Reserves were selected through a combination of player voting and the MLB Commissioner’s Office.

“It’s a huge honor, first of all, to be selected,” Merrifield said. “To think back for me, four years ago, where I was in 2015 to get to this point to be selected as an All-Star. There’s only a handful of people that were by my side in 2015. It’s special to have gotten to this point. I’m excited to celebrate with them in Cleveland.”