Report: Royals and Whit Merrifield nearing 4-year contract extension

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sources Sunday are reporting that the Kansas City Royals and second baseman Whit Merrifield are nearing a four-year contract extension.

MLB Network Reporter Jon Morosi said the extension go through what would be his arbitration years. The Royals have not confirmed the deal.

Morosi reported the extension will be worth $16.25 million with $2 million in performance bonuses.

The 30-year-old finished the 2018 season leading the American League with 192 hits and 45 stolen bases.

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