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Kansas City Royals 40-man Roster (Current)

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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)

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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 AlexanderRP27.2586-2190L-L2015-20160.0972008-20162015-09-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Miguel AlmonteRPMinors23.3556-2160R-R2015-20150.0362011-20162015-09-02Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Danny DuffySP28.0946-2185L-L2011-20165.0852007-2016Before May '12Signed to 5-year contract for 2017-2021 ($65m) 5--14--15.25--15.25--15.5 [Avoids arbitration][Extension]
    Andrew EdwardsP25.1706-5255R-R-0.0002013-20162016-12-01Contract purchased from minors
    Brian FlynnRPDL-6026.3406-8230L-L2013-20161.1352009-20162014-11-29DL-60 Stable lumbar vertebral fracture
    Jason HammelSP34.2046-6200R-R2006-20169.1532001-20162017-02-07Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($14m) 5--9 Mutual option for 2019 at $12m with $2m buyout
    Kelvin HerreraRP27.0845-10155R-R2011-20164.1572008-2016Before May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($5.325m) [Avoids arbitration]
    Jake JunisPMinors24.1906-3210R-R-0.0002012-20162016-12-01Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Nate KarnsSP29.1216-5230R-R2013-20162.0332007-20162017-01-05Traded from Mariners to Royals for Jarrod Dyson
    Ian KennedySP32.0965-11185R-R2007-20167.1242004-20162016-01-29Signed to 5-year contract for 2016-2020 ($70m) [Free Agent]
    Kevin MccarthyRPMinors25.0326-3200R-R2016-20160.0272011-20162016-09-06Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Mike MinorSP29.0906-4210R-L2010-20145.1382007-20162016-02-20Activated from DL
    Joakim SoriaRP32.3116-3180R-R2007-201610.0002002-20162015-12-15Signed to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($24m) 7--8--9 Mutual Option for 2019 at $10m with $1m buyout
    Matt StrahmRP25.1346-4180R-L2016-20160.0642011-20162015-11-26Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Jason VargasSP34.0516-0215L-L2005-20169.1142002-20162013-11-22Activated from DL
    Nolan WatsonPMinors20.0596-2195R-R-0.0002015-2016Before May '12Assigned to Lexington (A)
    Travis WoodRP30.0476-0165R-L2010-20166.0042005-20162017-02-14Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($10.5m) 4--6.5 Mutual option for 2019 $8m with $1m buyout
    Chris YoungRP37.3056-10258R-R2004-20160.0002000-20162015-12-08Activated from DL
    Kyle ZimmerPMinors25.1946-3185R-R-0.0002010-20162015-11-22Activated from DL
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Drew ButeraC33.2296-1190R-R2010-20166.0182003-20162016-11-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($3.8m) 1.5--2.3
    Cameron GallagherC24.1096-3210R-R-0.0002011-20162016-12-01Contract purchased from minors
    Peter O'BrienC26.2536-5235R-R2015-20160.0822009-20162017-01-02Traded from Diamondbacks to Royals for Sam Lewis
    Salvador PerezC26.3196-3175R-R2011-20165.0502007-2016Before 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
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Christian Colon3B27.3156-0180R-R2014-20162.0082008-20162013-12-03Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Cheslor Cuthbert3B24.1296-1190R-R2015-20161.0302010-20162013-12-03Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Samir Duenez1B20.2876-1195L-R-0.0002013-20162016-12-01Contract purchased from minors
    Alcides EscobarSS30.0996-1155R-R2008-20167.0822004-2016Before May '12Option exercised for 2017 ($6.5m)
    Eric Hosmer1B27.1526-4215L-L2011-20165.1462008-2016Before May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($12.25m) [Avoids arbitration]
    Whit Merrifield2B28.0606-0165R-R2016-20160.1012008-20162016-05-19Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Mike Moustakas3B28.1956-0195L-R2011-20165.1112007-2016Before May '12Activated from DL
    Ramon TorresSS-2BMinors24.0625-10155B-R-0.0002010-20162015-11-26Activated from disabled list
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Jorge BonifacioRFMinors23.2946-1192R-R-0.0002010-20162014-11-24Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Billy BurnsLF27.2075-9165R-R2014-20162.0202009-20162016-07-31Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Lorenzo CainRF30.3466-2165R-R2010-20165.0742005-2016Before May '12Activated from DL
    Hunter DozierRFMinors25.2166-4210R-R2016-20160.0312011-20162016-09-02Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Alex GordonLF33.0446-1220L-R2007-20169.0922003-20162016-01-09Activated from DL
    Terrance GoreLF25.2915-7165R-R2014-20160.1292011-20162014-08-31Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Brandon MossLF33.1916-0180L-R2007-20166.1602002-20162017-01-31Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($11m) 3.75--7.25 Mutual option for 2019 $10m. $1m buyout.
    Paulo OrlandoCF-RF31.1446-3165R-R2015-20161.1372006-20162014-11-11Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Jorge SolerLF25.0296-3205R-R2014-20162.0332012-20162016-12-06Traded from Cubs to Royals for Wade Davis
    Bubba StarlingOFMinors24.2346-4180R-R-0.0002012-20162015-11-22Assigned to Omaha (AAA)

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