It was a tough day for Kansas City Royals when he was Announced that 10 of their players will not be able to play in a Road Series Against the Toronto Blue Jays because they are not immune, but arguably the slightest moment came from one of the leaders of the franchise club.
Two-star All-Star Wyatt Merryfield was among the many players explaining their decision after the news broke, but he was the only one who implied that the decision was conditioned on playing with an opponent:
From Ann Rogers of MLB.com:
“Right or wrong, I didn’t do it on a whim. It was a long thought process. Because I understand what Canada has at the moment. The only reason I would consider getting it at this point is to go to Canada. That might change in the future.” . Something happened and I happened to a team that has a chance to play in Canada in the post-season, and that might change. But as we sit here now, I feel comfortable with my decision, my teammates support me, they support the rest of the players here who made that decision, and that’s it.”
Murrayfield has seen a predictable amount of criticism for acknowledging that the 35-53 royals’ lack of competitiveness played a role in decision-making affecting his health and the health of those around him. “He’s not a winning player. None of those scientists wear baseball shorts,” Kan 1 comment from Sports Illustrated’s Stephanie Epstein.
Dayton Moore, the Royals’ chief of baseball operations, told Epstein he believes Murrayfield, who currently hits . .
After a day, mor Discuss the situation on the show with Soren Petro He said he was “disgusted” when he heard Murifield’s comments, but revealed that Murifield had apologized for how he explained the decision:
“Sometimes it’s very hard to express feelings and emotions. Sometimes, it just goes wrong. When I first heard it, I was very disappointed. I’m pretty disgusted, honestly. But I also know that this isn’t Witt. With Witt on that, he made it clear he’s sorry for how that turned out. I have to accept that and move on. I won’t kick him when he’s down, because I know what Witt Merryfield meant our team, the amazing work he’s doing in this community and I think it was a very poor choice of words.
“He’ll learn from that and we’ll all learn from it. It’s unfortunate, but we must try to move on. Witt will get a chance to discuss that statement at some point.”
Moore confirmed that Murrayfield will be available to discuss his statement after the All-Star break. He also expressed doubt that the player broke the streak of 553 consecutive games played with a phantom toe injury days ago to avoid public scrutiny.
The royal family officially put its 10 players, including several key players, on the restricted list on Thursday ahead of their first game in Toronto, With the team’s Twitter account subtly berating them in the process.
Ironically, the Royals then won their first game against the Blue Jays 3-1, despite having five first-class players and three first-class players on their roster.
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