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2009 KANSAS CITY ROYALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  65-97   .401
Result:   5th in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Trey Hillman
General Manager:   Dayton Moore
Stadium:  Kauffman Stadium
Attendance:  1,797,887
Payroll:  $70,519,333
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Ron Mahay (38)
Youngest Player:  Billy Butler (23)
Longest Tenure:  David DeJesus (7)
Top Hitter:  Billy Butler (30)
Top Pitcher:  Zack Greinke (1)
Top Draft Pick:  Aaron Crow (#12)

Roster Continuity:  68.59%
Top Prospect:   Mike Moustakas
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Minnesota8776.534--
Detroit8677.5281.0
Chi White Sox7983.4887.5
Cleveland6597.40121.5
KC Royals6597.40121.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Josh AndersonDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 
Mike AvilesKansas City Royals200920091$ 424,500 
John BaleKansas City Royals200920091$ 1,200,000 
Brian BannisterKansas City Royals200920091$ 1,737,500 Avoided arbitration Asked $2.025m Offered $1.45m
Yuniesky BetancourtSeattle Mariners200820114$ 13,750,000$ 3.44mClub option for 2012 ($6m) or $2m buyout
Willie BloomquistKansas City Royals200920102$ 3,100,000$ 1.55m
John BuckKansas City Royals200920091$ 2,900,000 Avoided arbitration
Billy ButlerKansas City Royals200920091$ 421,000 
Alberto CallaspoKansas City Royals200920091$ 415,500 
Bruce ChenKansas City Royals200920091$ 600,000 Minor League Contract
Roman ColonKansas City Royals200920091$ 435,000 Minor League Contract
Roman ColonKansas City Royals200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Coco CrispBoston Red Sox200720093$ 15,500,000$ 5.17mClub option for 2010 ($1m)
Juan CruzKansas City Royals200920102$ 6,000,000$ 3.00mClub option for 2011 ($4m).
Kyle DaviesKansas City Royals200920091$ 1,300,000 Avoided arbitration
David DeJesusKansas City Royals200620105$ 13,800,000$ 2.76mClub option for 2011 ($6m)
Lenny DiNardoKansas City Royals200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Kyle FarnsworthKansas City Royals200920102$ 9,250,000$ 4.63mClub option for 2011 ($.5m)
Ryan FreelCincinnati Reds200820092$ 7,000,000$ 3.50m
Alex GordonKansas City Royals200920091$ 457,000 
Zack GreinkeKansas City Royals200920124$ 38,000,000$ 9.50m
Jose GuillenKansas City Royals200820103$ 36,000,000$ 12.00m
Luis HernandezKansas City Royals200920091$ 400,000 
Luke HochevarKansas City Royals200620094$ 5,300,000$ 1.33m$3.5m signing bonus
Tug HulettKansas City Royals200920091$ 400,000 
Mike JacobsKansas City Royals200920091$ 3,250,000 Avoided arbitration
Anthony LerewKansas City Royals200920091$ 400,000 
Ron MahayKansas City Royals200820092$ 8,000,000$ 4.00m
Mitch MaierKansas City Royals200920091$ 400,500 
Gil MecheKansas City Royals200720115$ 55,000,000$ 11.00m$2m signing bonus
Miguel OlivoKansas City Royals200920091$ 2,700,000 Exercised option and added another mututal option for 2010 ($3.3m)
Brayan PenaKansas City Royals200920091$ 405,000 
Tony PenaKansas City Royals200920091$ 425,000 
Sidney PonsonKansas City Royals200920091$ 600,000 Minor League Contract
Horacio RamirezKansas City Royals200920091$ 1,800,000 Signed in June by Nationals after being released by Royals
Carlos RosaKansas City Royals200920091$ 400,000 
Joakim SoriaKansas City Royals200920113$ 8,750,000$ 2.92mClub options for 2012-2014
Mark TeahenKansas City Royals200920091$ 3,575,000 
Robinson TejedaKansas City Royals200920091$ 437,000 
Doug WaechterKansas City Royals200920091$ 640,000 
Jamey WrightKansas City Royals200920091$ 800,000 Minor League Contract
Yasuhiko YabutaKansas City Royals200820092$ 6,000,000$ 3.00mClub option for 2010 ($4m) from Japan



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