Merrifield is slashing .272/.321/.405 with eight home runs, 51 RBIs, and an MLB-leading 24 stolen bases during his second All-Star campaign. He's also under contract through the 2023 season on a team-friendly deal.
The Royals (38-55) have plummeted after a solid start following a strong offseason that saw the club land Mike Minor, Carlos Santana, and Andrew Benintendi. The team has gone 22-46 since starting the season 16-9, and Kansas City is last in the AL Central.
The MLB trade deadline is July 30.
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