Whit Merrifield and Royals sign new 4 year deal

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The Royals have a new multi-year deal with Whit Merrifield that runs through 2022 and an option for 2023.  Whit was arbitration eligble starting in 2020.  The deal covers Whit through his arbitration years.  

We have signed IF/OF Whit Merrifield to a multi-year contract through 2022, with a club option for the 2023 season. pic.twitter.com/y1QHmS7ks5

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) January 28, 2019

Per source to https://t.co/6TSm0LErFq, here's the Whit Merrifield breakdown in contract: $1M in 2019, $5M in 2020, $6.75M in 2021, and $2.75M in 2022 with a $750,000 buyout on club option. The club option is $10.5M in 2023. There are no PBs, but there are escalators in 2021-2022.

— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) January 28, 2019