Royals Call Up Merrifield

Merrifield Omaha 2014

Almost six years after clinching the Gamecocks’ first national championship with a walk-off hit, Whit Merrifield is in the major leagues.

In between doubleheader games Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals officially called up the 27-year-old utility player from Triple-A Omaha.  Merrifield was hitting .278 with 5 HRs in 36 games in the minor leagues this season.  He also leads the Pacific Coast League with 16 stolen bases in 17 tries.

Fellow Gamecock great Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his major league leading 23-game hitting streak against Kansas City in game one of the doubleheader with a 9th-inning single.

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