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Kansas City Royals Active Roster

+ 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)

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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:
  • Active rosters are generally set at 25 players and does not include injuries. On September 1, active rosters are expanded to a maximum of 40 players where the players on the active roster must be on the team's 40-man roster.
  • The 25man date column refers to the date the player was added to the 25-man roster for this team. The date does not consider injuries or minor league rehab stints as an interruption of this date. The date indicates that a player joined this team's active roster on xxxx-xx-xx date and was not demoted or on a different team since. TBC only started tracking daily roster movement since May of 2012.
  • PitchersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Scott AlexanderRPActive28.1586-2190L-L20150.097KCA: 2010-6-1792017-04-12Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Miguel AlmonteRPActive24.2556-2160R-R20150.036UDFA2017-07-29DL-7 Right rotator cuff injury
    Ryan BuchterRPActive30.3056-3200L-L20141.010WAS: 2005-33-9842017-07-24Traded from Padres with Brandon Maurer and Trevor Cahill to Royals for Esteury Ruiz, Matt Strahm and Travis Wood
    Danny DuffySPActive28.3596-2185L-L20115.085KCA: 2007-3-962014-04-12Recalled from minors
    Brian FlynnRPActive27.2406-8230L-L20131.135DET: 2011-7-2272017-08-28Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Sam GaviglioPActive27.2076-2180R-R20170.000SLN: 2011-5-1702017-09-01Claimed off waivers from Mariners by Royals
    Jason HammelSPActive35.1046-6200R-R20069.153TBA: 2002-10-2842017-02-07Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($14m) 5--9 Mutual option for 2019 at $12m with $2m buyout
    Kelvin HerreraCLActive27.3495-10155R-R20114.157UDFA2013-07-19Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Timothy HillPActive27.3086-2200L-L-0.000KCA: 2014-32-9632017-11-20Contract purchased from minors
    Jake JunisRPActive25.0906-3210R-R20170.000KCA: 2011-29-8762017-08-14Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Nate KarnsSPActive30.0206-5230R-R20132.033WAS: 2009-12-3522017-01-05Traded from Mariners to Royals for Jarrod Dyson
    Ian KennedySPActive32.3615-11185R-R20077.124NYA: 2006-1-212016-01-29Signed to 5-year contract for 2016-2020 ($70m) [Free Agent]
    Andres MachadoPActive24.2376-0175R-R20170.000UDFA2017-09-01Contract purchased from minors
    Brandon MaurerCLActive27.1656-5200R-R20133.089SEA: 2008-23-7022017-07-24Traded from Padres with Ryan Buchter and Trevor Cahill to Royals for Esteury Ruiz, Matt Strahm and Travis Wood
    Kevin MccarthyRPActive25.2976-3200R-R20160.027KCA: 2013-16-4742017-08-18Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Wily PeraltaSPActive28.2216-2191R-R20123.160UDFA2017-12-05Signed to 1-year contract for 2018-2018 ($1.525m) [Free Agent] Option year for 2019 @$3m
    Eric SkoglundPActive25.0506-6180L-L20170.000KCA: 2014-3-922017-08-29Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Burch SmithRPActive27.2476-4190R-R20131.051SDN: 2011-14-4432017-12-10Traded from Mets to Royals for future considerations
    Joakim SoriaRPActive33.2116-3180R-R200710.000UDFA2015-12-15Signed to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($24m) 7--8--9 Mutual Option for 2019 at $10m with $1m buyout
    Eric StoutPActive24.2636-3170L-L-0.000KCA: 2014-13-3932017-11-20Contract purchased from minors
    CatchersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Drew ButeraCActive34.1286-1190R-R20106.018NYN: 2005-5-1492016-11-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($3.8m) 1.5--2.3
    Cameron GallagherCActive25.0096-3210R-R20170.000KCA: 2011-2-652017-09-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Salvador PerezC-DHActive27.2196-3175R-R20115.050UDFABefore May '12Activated from DL
    Meibrys VlioriaCActive20.3035-11175L-R-0.000UDFA2017-11-20Contract purchased from minors
    InfieldersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Cheslor Cuthbert3B-DHActive25.0296-1190R-R20151.030UDFA2016-05-24Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Whit Merrifield2BActive28.3256-0165R-R20160.101KCA: 2010-9-2692017-04-18Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Raul Mondesi2BActive22.1415-10180R-R20160.069UDFA2017-09-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Ramon TorresSS-2BActive24.3275-10155B-R20170.000UDFA2017-09-05Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    OutfieldersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Jorge BonifacioRFActive24.1946-1192R-R20170.000UDFA2017-04-21Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Alex GordonLFActive33.3096-1220L-R20079.092KCA: 2005-1-22016-01-09Signed to 4-year contract for 2016-2019 ($72m) [Free Agent] 12--16--20--20 Mutual option for 2020 at $23m
    Paulo OrlandoRFActive32.0446-3165R-R20151.137UDFA2017-09-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Jorge SolerLFActive25.2946-3205R-R20142.033UDFA2017-09-05Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Bubba StarlingOFActive25.1346-4180R-R-0.000KCA: 2011-1-52017-08-23DL-7 Strained oblique
    Designated HittersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Brandon MossDHActive34.0906-0180L-R20076.160BOS: 2002-8-2382017-01-31Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($11m) 3.75--7.25 Mutual option for 2019 $10m. $1m buyout.


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