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Merrifield's-KC's Ironman-sees his streak come to an end

Whit Merrifield Royals Indians
Posted at 6:15 PM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 19:15:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals infielder Whit Merrifield's streak of playing in a franchise-record 553 straight games ended when he missed the opener of a doubleheader against Detroit because of a toe injury.

Merrifield's string dated to June 24, 2018, and was the longest active streak in the majors.

Merrifield exited Sunday's game with right toe discomfort.

He was fitted with a walking boot and is expected to be placed on the injured list due to a bone bruise and ligament swelling.