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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)

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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 AlexanderRP27.2886-2190L-L2015-20170.0972008-20172015-09-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Miguel AlmonteRPMinors24.0206-2160R-R2015-20150.0362011-20172015-09-02Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Danny DuffySP28.1246-2185L-L2011-20175.0852007-2017Before May '12Signed to 5-year contract for 2017-2021 ($65m) 5--14--15.25--15.25--15.5 [Avoids arbitration][Extension]
    Andrew EdwardsPDL-725.2006-5255R-R-0.0002013-20172016-12-01DL-7 Injured
    Brian FlynnRPDL-6027.0056-8230L-L2013-20171.1352009-20172014-11-29DL-60 Stable lumbar vertebral fracture
    Jason HammelSP34.2346-6200R-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 HerreraCL27.1145-10155R-R2011-20174.1572008-2017Before May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($5.325m) [Avoids arbitration]
    Jake JunisRPMinors24.2206-3210R-R2017-20170.0002012-20172016-12-01Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Nate KarnsSP29.1516-5230R-R2013-20172.0332007-20172017-01-05Traded from Mariners to Royals for Jarrod Dyson
    Ian KennedySP32.1265-11185R-R2007-20177.1242004-20172016-01-29Signed to 5-year contract for 2016-2020 ($70m) [Free Agent]
    Kevin MccarthyRPMinors25.0626-3200R-R2016-20160.0272011-20172016-09-06Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Mike MinorRP29.1206-4210R-L2010-20175.1382007-20172016-02-20Activated from DL
    Peter MoylanRP38.1436-2200R-R2006-20177.0031996-20172017-04-02Contract purchased from minors
    Joakim SoriaRP32.3416-3180R-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
    Matt StrahmRP25.1646-4180R-L2016-20170.0642011-20172015-11-26Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Jason VargasSP34.0816-0215L-L2005-20179.1142002-20172013-11-22Activated from DL
    Nolan WatsonPMinors20.0896-2195R-R-0.0002015-2017Before May '12Assigned to Lexington (A)
    Travis WoodRP30.0776-0165R-L2010-20176.0042005-20172017-02-14Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($10.5m) 4--6.5 Mutual option for 2019 $8m with $1m buyout
    Chris YoungRP37.3356-10258R-R2004-20170.0002000-20172015-12-08Activated from DL
    Kyle ZimmerPMinors25.2246-3185R-R-0.0002010-20172015-11-22Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Catchers
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Drew ButeraC33.2596-1190R-R2010-20176.0182003-20172016-11-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($3.8m) 1.5--2.3
    Cameron GallagherCMinors24.1396-3210R-R-0.0002011-20172016-12-01Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Peter O'BrienCMinors26.2836-5235R-R2015-20160.0822009-20172017-01-02Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Salvador PerezC-DH26.3496-3175R-R2011-20175.0502007-2017Before 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 Colon2B27.3456-0180R-R2014-20172.0082008-20172013-12-03Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Cheslor Cuthbert3B-DH24.1596-1190R-R2015-20171.0302010-20172013-12-03Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Samir Duenez1BMinors20.3176-1195L-R-0.0002013-20172016-12-01Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Alcides EscobarSS30.1296-1155R-R2008-20177.0822004-2017Before May '12Option exercised for 2017 ($6.5m)
    Eric Hosmer1B27.1826-4215L-L2011-20175.1462008-2017Before May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($12.25m) [Avoids arbitration]
    Whit Merrifield2B28.0906-0165R-R2016-20170.1012008-20172016-05-19Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Raul Mondesi2BRestricted21.2725-10180R-R2016-20170.0692012-20172016-06-25Placed on reserve list
    Mike Moustakas3B28.2256-0195L-R2011-20175.1112007-2017Before May '12Activated from DL
    Ramon TorresSS-2BMinors24.0925-10155B-R-0.0002010-20172015-11-26Activated from disabled list
    Outfielders
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Jorge BonifacioRF23.3246-1192R-R2017-20170.0002010-20172014-11-24Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Billy BurnsLFMinors27.2375-9165R-R2014-20162.0202009-20172016-07-31Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Lorenzo CainCF31.0116-2165R-R2010-20175.0742005-2017Before May '12Activated from DL
    Hunter DozierRFDL-6025.2466-4210R-R2016-20170.0312011-20172016-09-02DL-60 left oblique strain
    Alex GordonLF33.0746-1220L-R2007-20179.0922003-20172016-01-09Activated from DL
    Terrance GoreLFMinors25.3215-7165R-R2014-20170.1292011-20172014-08-31Assigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Paulo OrlandoRFMinors31.1746-3165R-R2015-20171.1372006-20172014-11-11Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Jorge SolerLFMinors25.0596-3205R-R2014-20162.0332012-20172016-12-06Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Bubba StarlingOFMinors24.2646-4180R-R-0.0002012-20172015-11-22Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Designated Hitters
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB YearsServPlay Years40man DateLast Transaction
    Brandon MossDH33.2216-0180L-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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