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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 (1993-2016), Royals Stadium (1973-1992), Municipal Stadium (1969-1972)

Franchise Changes
Awards Voting History | All-Star Game Participation
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 AlexanderRP28.0396-2190L-L2015-20170.0972008-20172015-09-02Activated from DL
    Miguel AlmonteRPDL-724.1366-2160R-R2015-20170.0362011-20172015-09-02DL-7 Injured
    Ryan BuchterRP30.1866-3200L-L2014-20171.0102006-20172017-07-24Traded from Padres with Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill to Royals for Esteury Ruiz, Matt Strahm and Travis Wood
    Trevor CahillSPDL-1029.1706-3195R-R2009-20177.0982006-20172017-07-24DL-10 Right shoulder impingement
    Danny DuffySP28.2406-2185L-L2011-20175.0852007-2017Before May '12Activated from DL
    Neftali FelizCL29.1086-3180R-R2009-20176.1512006-20172017-06-22Reinstated from paternity leave list
    Brian FlynnRPMinors27.1216-8230L-L2013-20171.1352009-20172014-11-29Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Jason HammelSP34.3506-6200R-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 HerreraCL27.2305-10155R-R2011-20174.1572008-2017Before May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($5.325m) [Avoids arbitration]
    Jake JunisRP24.3366-3210R-R2017-20170.0002012-20172016-12-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Nate KarnsSPDL-6029.2676-5230R-R2013-20172.0332007-20172017-01-05Transferred to 60-day DL
    Ian KennedySP32.2425-11185R-R2007-20177.1242004-20172016-01-29Activated from DL
    Brandon MaurerCL27.0466-5200R-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 MccarthyRPMinors25.1786-3200R-R2016-20170.0272011-20172016-09-06Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Mike MinorRP29.2366-4210R-L2010-20175.1382007-20172016-02-20Activated from DL
    Peter MoylanRP38.2596-2200R-R2006-20177.0031996-20172017-04-02Contract purchased from minors
    Eric SkoglundPMinors24.2966-6180L-L2017-20170.0002012-20172017-05-30Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Joakim SoriaRP33.0926-3180R-R2007-201710.0002002-20172015-12-15Signed to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($24m) 7--8--9 Mutual Option for 2019 at $10m with $1m buyout
    Jason VargasSP34.1976-0215L-L2005-20179.1142002-20172013-11-22Activated from DL
    Nolan WatsonPMinors20.2056-2195R-R-0.0002015-2017Before May '12Assigned to Lexington (A)
    Kyle ZimmerPMinors25.3406-3185R-R-0.0002010-20172015-11-22Activated from disabled list
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Drew ButeraC34.0096-1190R-R2010-20176.0182003-20172016-11-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($3.8m) 1.5--2.3
    Cameron GallagherC24.2556-3210R-R2017-20170.0002011-20172016-12-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Salvador PerezC-DHDL-1027.1006-3175R-R2011-20175.0502007-2017Before May '12DL-10 Right intercostal strain
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Cheslor Cuthbert3B-DH24.2756-1190R-R2015-20171.0302010-20172013-12-03Activated from DL
    Samir Duenez1BMinors21.0686-1195L-R-0.0002013-20172016-12-01Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Alcides EscobarSS30.2456-1155R-R2008-20177.0822004-2017Before May '12Option exercised for 2017 ($6.5m)
    Eric Hosmer1B27.2986-4215L-L2011-20175.1462008-2017Before May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($12.25m) [Avoids arbitration]
    Whit Merrifield2B28.2066-0165R-R2016-20170.1012008-20172016-05-19Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Raul Mondesi2BMinors22.0225-10180R-R2016-20170.0692012-20172016-06-25Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Mike Moustakas3B28.3416-0195L-R2011-20175.1112007-2017Before May '12Activated from DL
    Ramon TorresSS-2BMinors24.2085-10155B-R2017-20170.0002010-20172015-11-26Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Jorge BonifacioRF24.0756-1192R-R2017-20170.0002010-20172014-11-24Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Billy BurnsLFMinors27.3535-9165R-R2014-20172.0202009-20172016-07-31Reinstated to active roster
    Melky CabreraLF33.0075-11170B-L2005-201710.1482003-20172017-07-30Traded from White Sox to Royals for A.J. Puckett and Andre Davis
    Lorenzo CainCF31.1276-2165R-R2010-20175.0742005-2017Before May '12Activated from DL
    Hunter DozierRFMinors25.3626-4210R-R2016-20170.0312011-20172016-09-02Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Alex GordonLF33.1906-1220L-R2007-20179.0922003-20172016-01-09Reinstated from paternity leave list
    Terrance GoreLFMinors26.0715-7165R-R2014-20170.1292011-20172014-08-31Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Jorge SolerLFMinors25.1756-3205R-R2014-20172.0332012-20172016-12-06Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Bubba StarlingOFMinors25.0156-4180R-R-0.0002012-20172015-11-22Activated from disabled list
    Designated Hitters
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Brandon MossDH33.3376-0180L-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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