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Kansas City Royals Active Roster

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League: American League
Stat Years Available: 1969-2015
Team Location: Kansas City,Missouri

Ballparks:  Kauffman Stadium (1993-2015), 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 AlexanderRPActive26.2116-2190L-L20150.034KCA: 2010-6-1792015-09-02Contract purchased from minors
    Miguel AlmonteRPActive22.3086-2160R-R20150.034UDFA2015-09-02Contract purchased from minors
    Tim CollinsRPActive26.1695-7155L-L20114.097UDFA2014-08-13DL-7 Injured
    Wade DavisRPActive30.1526-5220R-R20096.032TBA: 2004-3-752013-09-03Recalled from Wilmington (A+)
    Danny DuffyRPActive27.0476-2185L-L20114.085KCA: 2007-3-962014-04-12Recalled from minors
    Brian FlynnPActive25.2936-8230L-L20131.002DET: 2011-7-2272015-04-11DL-7 Injured
    Kelvin HerreraRPActive26.0375-10155R-R20113.157UDFA2013-07-19Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Luke HochevarRPActive32.1446-5205R-R20077.151KCA: 2006-1-12014-12-05Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($10m) Option year for 2017
    Ian KennedySPActive31.0495-11185R-R20076.124NYA: 2006-1-212016-01-29Signed to 5-year contract for 2016-2020 ($70m) [Free Agent]
    Kris MedlenSPActive30.1225-10175B-R20096.137ATL: 2006-10-3102014-12-18Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($7.5m) 2-5.5 Mutual option for 2017 for $10m with $1m buyout
    Alec MillsPActive24.0686-3165R-R-0.000KCA: 2012-22-6732015-11-26Contract purchased from minors
    Joakim SoriaCLActive31.2646-3180R-R20079.000UDFA2015-12-15Signed to 3-year contract for 2016-2018 ($24m) 7--8--9 Mutual Option for 2019 at $10m with $1m buyout
    Matt StrahmP Active24.0866-4180R-L-0.000KCA: 2012-21-6432015-11-26Contract purchased from minors
    Jason VargasSPActive33.0046-0215L-L20058.114FLO: 2004-2-682013-11-22Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($32m)
    Yordano VenturaSPActive24.2485-11140R-R20132.013UDFA2015-07-23Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Edinson VolquezSPActive32.2186-1160R-R20058.059UDFA2014-12-30Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($20m) 7.5-9.5 Mutual option for 2017 @$10m with $3m buyout
    Chris YoungSPActive36.2576-10258R-R20049.162PIT: 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
    Kyle ZimmerPActive24.1466-3185R-R-0.000KCA: 2012-1-52015-11-22Contract purchased from minors
    CatchersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Drew ButeraCActive32.1816-1190R-R20105.018NYN: 2005-5-1492015-05-08Traded from Angels to Royals for Ryan Jackson
    Tony CruzCActive29.1725-11205R-R20114.105SLN: 2007-26-8022015-12-02Traded from Cardinals to Royals by Jose Martinez
    Salvador PerezCActive25.2726-3175R-R20114.050UDFABefore May '12Activated from DL
    InfieldersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Christian Colon2BActive26.2686-0180R-R20141.022KCA: 2010-1-42015-09-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Cheslor Cuthbert1BActive23.0826-1190R-R20150.055UDFA2015-09-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Alcides EscobarSSActive29.0526-1155R-R20086.082UDFABefore May '12
    Eric Hosmer1BActive26.1056-4215L-L20114.146KCA: 2008-1-3Before May '12
    Omar Infante2BActive34.0425-9150R-R200212.120UDFA2013-12-16Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($30.25m) Club option for 2018
    Mike Moustakas3BActive27.1486-0195L-R20114.111KCA: 2007-1-22014-06-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Ramon TorresSS-2BActive23.0155-10155B-R-0.000UDFA2015-11-26Contract purchased from minors
    OutfieldersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Lorenzo CainCFActive29.2996-2165R-R20104.074MIL: 2004-17-496Before May '12DL-15 Strained left groin
    Jarrod DysonCFActive31.1755-10160L-R20104.088KCA: 2006-50-14752012-04-27Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Brett EibnerCFActive27.0666-3195R-R-0.000KCA: 2010-2-542015-11-26Contract purchased from minors
    Alex GordonLFActive31.3626-1220L-R20078.092KCA: 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
    Terrance GoreLFActive24.2435-7165R-R20140.066KCA: 2011-20-6062015-09-02Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Jose MartinezRFActive27.1966-5170R-R-0.000UDFA2015-11-10Contract purchased from minors
    Raul MondesiOFActive20.1945-10180R-R-0.000UDFA2015-10-27Contract purchased from minors
    Paulo OrlandoLFActive30.0976-3165R-R20150.137UDFA2015-08-10Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Bubba StarlingOFActive23.1876-4180R-R-0.000KCA: 2011-1-52015-11-22Contract purchased from minors
    Designated HittersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Kendrys MoralesDHActive32.2316-1220B-R20067.170UDFA2014-12-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($17m) Mutual option for 2017 $11m


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