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Kansas City Royals 40-man Roster (Current)

+ American League (MLB)
League: American League
Stat Years Available: 1969-2017
Team Location: Kansas City,Missouri

Ballparks:   Kauffman Stadium (1993-2017), Royals Stadium (1973-1992), Municipal Stadium (1969-1972)

Franchise Changes
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Trades History | Hit for Cycle | No-Hitters

Organization Affiliates:MLB: Kansas City Royals (MLB-AL)   AAA: Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL)   AA: Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Tex)   A+: Wilmington Blue Rocks (Caro)   A: Lexington Legends (SAL)   Rk: Burlington Royals (App)   Rk: Dominican Royals (DSL)   Rk: Idaho Falls Chukars (Pio)   Rk: Arizona Royals (Ariz)  

Affiliate History
Historical Matchup:
  • Players in bold are on the active playing roster
  • The 40-man Date is only available for players who were not on the roster as of May 2012 which is when TBC started tracking 40-man roster daily movement.
  • Players listed on the 60-day DL or who are on restricted list are not considered as part of the roster.
  • The rosters are not updated in real-time. There's a lag of about 4-6 hours.
  • Pitchers
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Scott AlexanderRP28.1586-2190L-L2015-20170.0972008-20172015-09-02Activated from DL
    Miguel AlmonteRP24.2556-2160R-R2015-20170.0362011-20172015-09-02Activated from DL
    Ryan BuchterRP30.3056-3200L-L2014-20171.0102006-20172017-07-24Traded from Padres with Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill to Royals for Esteury Ruiz, Matt Strahm and Travis Wood
    Danny DuffySP28.3596-2185L-L2011-20175.0852007-2017Before May '12Activated from DL
    Brian FlynnRP27.2406-8230L-L2013-20171.1352009-20172014-11-29Activated from DL
    Sam GaviglioP27.2076-2180R-R2017-20170.0002009-20172017-09-01Claimed off waivers from Mariners by Royals
    Jason HammelSP35.1046-6200R-R2006-20179.1532001-20172017-02-07Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($14m) 5--9 Mutual option for 2019 at $12m with $2m buyout
    Kelvin HerreraCL27.3495-10155R-R2011-20174.1572008-2017Before May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($5.325m) [Avoids arbitration]
    Timothy HillP27.3086-2200L-L-0.0002013-20172017-11-20Contract purchased from minors
    Jake JunisRP25.0906-3210R-R2017-20170.0002012-20172016-12-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Nate KarnsSP30.0206-5230R-R2013-20172.0332007-20172017-01-05Activated from DL
    Ian KennedySP32.3615-11185R-R2007-20177.1242004-20172016-01-29Activated from DL
    Andres MachadoP24.2376-0175R-R2017-20170.0002011-20172017-09-01Contract purchased from minors
    Brandon MaurerCL27.1656-5200R-R2013-20173.0892008-20172017-07-24Traded from Padres with Ryan Buchter and Trevor Cahill to Royals for Esteury Ruiz, Matt Strahm and Travis Wood
    Kevin MccarthyRP25.2976-3200R-R2016-20170.0272011-20172016-09-06Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Wily PeraltaSP28.2216-2191R-R2012-20173.1602006-20172017-12-05Signed to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($1.525m) [Free Agent] Option year for 2019 @$3m
    Eric SkoglundP25.0506-6180L-L2017-20170.0002012-20172017-05-30Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Joakim SoriaRP33.2116-3180R-R2007-201710.0002002-20172015-12-15Activated from DL
    Eric StoutP24.2636-3170L-L-0.0002012-20172017-11-20Contract purchased from minors
    Nolan WatsonPMinors20.3246-2195R-R-0.0002015-2017Before May '12Assigned to Lexington (A)
    Kyle ZimmerPMinors26.0936-3185R-R-0.0002010-20172015-11-22Activated from disabled list
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Drew ButeraC34.1286-1190R-R2010-20176.0182003-20172016-11-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($3.8m) 1.5--2.3
    Cameron GallagherC25.0096-3210R-R2017-20170.0002011-20172016-12-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Salvador PerezC-DH27.2196-3175R-R2011-20175.0502007-2017Before May '12Activated from DL
    Meibrys VlioriaC20.3035-11175L-R-0.0002014-20172017-11-20Contract purchased from minors
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Cheslor Cuthbert3B-DH25.0296-1190R-R2015-20171.0302010-20172013-12-03Activated from DL
    Samir Duenez1BMinors21.1876-1195L-R-0.0002013-20172016-12-01Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Whit Merrifield2B28.3256-0165R-R2016-20170.1012008-20172016-05-19Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Raul Mondesi2B22.1415-10180R-R2016-20170.0692012-20172016-06-25Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Ramon TorresSS-2B24.3275-10155B-R2017-20170.0002010-20172015-11-26Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Jorge BonifacioRF24.1946-1192R-R2017-20170.0002010-20172014-11-24Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Billy BurnsLFMinors28.1075-9165R-R2014-20172.0202009-20172016-07-31Reinstated to active roster
    Hunter DozierRFMinors26.1156-4210R-R2016-20160.0312011-20172016-09-02Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Alex GordonLF33.3096-1220L-R2007-20179.0922003-20172016-01-09Reinstated from paternity leave list
    Paulo OrlandoRF32.0446-3165R-R2015-20171.1372006-20172014-11-11Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Jorge SolerLF25.2946-3205R-R2014-20172.0332012-20172016-12-06Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Bubba StarlingOF25.1346-4180R-R-0.0002012-20172015-11-22Activated from DL
    Designated Hitters
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Brandon MossDH34.0906-0180L-R2007-20176.1602002-20172017-01-31Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($11m) 3.75--7.25 Mutual option for 2019 $10m. $1m buyout.

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