The Philadelphia Phillies newest piece is fitting in just fine.

On Saturday in the Phillies Grapefruit League opener in Dunedin Whit Merrifield picked up a double in his Phillies debut. Monday, Merrifield ripped a solo home run to left field in the third inning against Boston Red Sox left-hander Lucas Luetge down in Fort Myers at Jet Blue Park.

Watch the home run here:

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Merrifield, a three-time All-Star, was not re-signed by the Blue Jays when he hit free agency after the 2023 season. Instead, the 35-year-old landed with the Phillies, signing a one-year, $8 million contract with an $8 million club option for 2025.

Last season in 145 games with Toronto, where he slashed  .272/.318/.382 with 11 homers, 67 RBI, and 26 stolen bases for the Blue Jays.

Philadelphia no doubt hopes that Merrifield can be a key depth piece, who plays all over the diamond and hits up and down the lineup.


The three-time All-Star comes into this season a role player and is expected to share time in the outfield and at second base against lefties.

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