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Kansas City Royals 40-man Roster (Current)

+ American League (MLB)
League: American League
Stat Years Available: 1969-2016
Team Location: Kansas City,Missouri

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

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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 AlexanderRP27.2276-2190L-L2015-20160.0342008-20162015-09-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Miguel AlmonteRPMinors23.3246-2160R-R2015-20160.0342011-20162015-09-02Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Tim CollinsRPDL-6027.1855-7155L-L2011-20164.0972007-2016Before May '12DL-60 Left elbow surgery
    Wade DavisRP31.1686-5220R-R2009-20166.0322004-20162012-12-10Option exercised for 2017 ($10m)
    Danny DuffySP28.0636-2185L-L2011-20164.0852007-2016Before May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($4.225m) [Avoids arbitration]
    Brian FlynnRP26.3096-8230L-L2013-20161.0022009-20162014-11-29Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Dillon GeeRP30.3006-1195R-R2010-20164.1082005-20162016-03-16Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Kelvin HerreraRP27.0535-10155R-R2011-20163.1572008-2016Before May '12Suspended 2 games for participation in brawl
    Luke HochevarRPDL-6033.1606-5205R-R2007-20167.1512003-20162015-05-07Transferred to 60-day DL
    Ian KennedySP32.0655-11185R-R2007-20166.1242004-20162016-01-29Signed to 5-year contract for 2016-2020 ($70m) [Free Agent]
    Kevin MccarthyRP25.0006-3200R-R2016-20160.0002011-20162016-09-06Contract purchased from minors
    Alec MillsRP25.0846-3165R-R2016-20160.0002010-20162015-11-26Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Brooks PoundersRP26.1496-4270R-R2016-20160.0002009-20162016-07-06Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Joakim SoriaRP32.2806-3180R-R2007-20169.0002002-20162015-12-15Signed to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($24m) 7--8--9 Mutual Option for 2019 at $10m with $1m buyout
    Matt StrahmRP25.1026-4180R-L2016-20160.0002011-20162015-11-26Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Jason VargasSP34.0206-0215L-L2005-20168.1142002-20162013-11-22Activated from DL
    Yordano VenturaSP25.2645-11140R-R2013-20162.0132010-20162013-09-17Suspended 9 games for hitting Manny Machado of the Orioles
    Edinson VolquezSP33.2346-1160R-R2005-20168.0592003-20162014-12-30Suspended 5 games for participation in brawl
    Nolan WatsonPMinors20.0286-2195R-R-0.0002015-2016Before May '12Assigned to Lexington (A)
    Chris YoungRP37.2736-10258R-R2004-20169.1622000-20162015-12-08Activated from DL
    Kyle ZimmerPDL-725.1626-3185R-R-0.0002010-20162015-11-22DL-7 Injured
    Catchers
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Tony CruzC30.1885-11205R-R2011-20164.1052007-20162015-12-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Salvador PerezC26.2886-3175R-R2011-20164.0502007-2016Before May '12Signed to 5-year contract for 2017-2021 ($52.5m) [Extension] 3--7.5--10--13--13 Replaces existing options and adds 2 new years to the end
    Infielders
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Christian Colon3B27.2846-0180R-R2014-20161.0222008-20162013-12-03Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Cheslor Cuthbert3B24.0986-1190R-R2015-20160.0552010-20162013-12-03Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Alcides EscobarSS30.0686-1155R-R2008-20166.0822004-2016Before May '12Option exercised for 2017 ($6.5m)
    Eric Hosmer1B27.1216-4215L-L2011-20164.1462008-2016Before May '12Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($13.9m) [Avoids arbitration] 5.65-8.25
    Whit Merrifield2B28.0296-0165R-R2016-20160.0002008-20162016-05-19Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Kendrys Morales1B33.2476-1220B-R2006-20167.1702002-20162014-12-17Suspended 1 game for returning to the field after an ejection
    Mike Moustakas3BDL-6028.1646-0195L-R2011-20164.1112007-2016Before May '12Transferred to 60-day DL
    Ramon TorresSS-2BMinors24.0315-10155B-R-0.0002010-20162015-11-26Activated from disabled list
    Outfielders
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Jorge BonifacioRFMinors23.2636-1192R-R-0.0002010-20162014-11-24Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Billy BurnsLF27.1765-9165R-R2014-20161.0202009-20162016-07-31Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Lorenzo CainRF30.3156-2165R-R2010-20164.0742005-2016Before May '12Activated from DL
    Hunter DozierRF25.1846-4210R-R2016-20160.0002011-20162016-09-02Contract purchased from minors
    Jarrod DysonCF32.1915-10160L-R2010-20164.0882006-2016Before May '12Activated from DL
    Alex GordonLF33.0126-1220L-R2007-20168.0922003-20162016-01-09Activated from DL
    Terrance GoreLF25.2595-7165R-R2014-20160.0662011-20162014-08-31Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Daniel NavaLF-RF34.0025-10200B-L2010-20164.0452004-20162016-09-06Contract purchased from minors
    Paulo OrlandoCF-RF31.1136-3165R-R2015-20160.1372006-20162014-11-11Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Bubba StarlingOFMinors24.2036-4180R-R-0.0002012-20162015-11-22Assigned to Omaha (AAA)


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