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

Franchise Changes
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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:
  • 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 AlexanderRPActive27.2946-2190L-L20150.097KCA: 2010-6-1792017-04-12Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Danny DuffySPActive28.1306-2185L-L20115.085KCA: 2007-3-962014-04-12Recalled from minors
    Brian FlynnRPDL-6027.0116-8230L-L20131.135DET: 2011-7-2272016-06-16Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Jason HammelSPActive34.2406-6200R-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 HerreraCLActive27.1205-10155R-R20114.157UDFA2013-07-19Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Nate KarnsSPActive29.1576-5230R-R20132.033WAS: 2009-12-3522017-01-05Traded from Mariners to Royals for Jarrod Dyson
    Ian KennedySPActive32.1325-11185R-R20077.124NYA: 2006-1-212016-01-29Signed to 5-year contract for 2016-2020 ($70m) [Free Agent]
    Mike MinorRPActive29.1266-4210R-L20105.138ATL: 2009-1-72016-02-20Signed to 2-year contract for 2016-2017 ($7.25m) [Free Agent]
    Peter MoylanRPActive38.1496-2200R-R20067.003UDFA2017-04-02Contract purchased from minors
    Joakim SoriaRPActive32.3476-3180R-R200710.000UDFA2015-12-15Signed to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($24m) 7--8--9 Mutual Option for 2019 at $10m with $1m buyout
    Matt StrahmRPActive25.1706-4180R-L20160.064KCA: 2012-21-6432017-04-21Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Jason VargasSPActive34.0876-0215L-L20059.114FLO: 2004-2-682013-11-22Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($32m)
    Travis WoodRPActive30.0836-0165R-L20106.004CIN: 2005-2-602017-02-14Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($10.5m) 4--6.5 Mutual option for 2019 $8m with $1m buyout
    Chris YoungRPActive37.3416-10258R-R20040.000PIT: 2000-3-892015-12-08Signed to 2-year contract for 2016-2017 ($11.75m) 4.25 -- 5.75 Mutual option for 2018 for $8m. Buyout of $1.5m
    CatchersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Drew ButeraCActive33.2656-1190R-R20106.018NYN: 2005-5-1492016-11-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($3.8m) 1.5--2.3
    Salvador PerezC-DHActive26.3556-3175R-R20115.050UDFABefore May '12Activated from DL
    InfieldersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Christian Colon2BActive27.3516-0180R-R20142.008KCA: 2010-1-42016-09-06Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Cheslor Cuthbert3B-DHActive24.1656-1190R-R20151.030UDFA2016-05-24Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Alcides EscobarSSActive30.1356-1155R-R20087.082UDFABefore May '12
    Eric Hosmer1BActive27.1886-4215L-L20115.146KCA: 2008-1-3Before May '12
    Whit Merrifield2BActive28.0966-0165R-R20160.101KCA: 2010-9-2692017-04-18Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Mike Moustakas3BActive28.2316-0195L-R20115.111KCA: 2007-1-22014-06-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    OutfieldersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Jorge BonifacioRFActive23.3306-1192R-R20170.000UDFA2017-04-21Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Lorenzo CainCFActive31.0176-2165R-R20105.074MIL: 2004-17-496Before May '12Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Hunter DozierRFDL-6025.2526-4210R-R20160.031KCA: 2013-1-8
    Alex GordonLFActive33.0806-1220L-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
    Designated HittersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Brandon MossDHActive33.2276-0180L-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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