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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: 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 SinceDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction  (how he joined team)
    Scott AlexanderRPActive26.0956-2190L-L2015KCA: 2010-6-179Before May '12
    Miguel AlmonteRPActive22.1926-2160R-R2015UDFABefore May '12Assigned to Lexington (A)
    Joba ChamberlainRPActive30.0206-3225R-R2007NYA: 2006-1-412015-08-17Signed to Minor League Contract
    Louis ColemanRPActive29.1926-3190B-R2011KCA: 2009-5-152Before May '12Optioned to Omaha (AAA)
    Tim CollinsRPDL-6026.0535-7155L-L2011UDFABefore May '12Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($0.49573m)
    Johnny CuetoSPActive29.2405-10185R-R2008UDFA2015-07-27Traded from Reds to Royals for John Lamb, Brandon Finnegan and Cody Reed
    Wade DavisCLActive30.0366-5220R-R2009TBA: 2004-3-752012-12-10Traded from Rays with James Shields and PTNBL to Royals for Will Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard
    Danny DuffyRPActive26.2966-2185L-L2011KCA: 2007-3-96Before May '12
    Brian FlynnPDL-6025.1776-8230L-L2013DET: 2011-7-2272014-11-29Traded from Marilns with Reid Redman to Royals for Aaron Crow
    Jeremy GuthrieRPActive36.1886-1200B-R2004CLE: 2002-1-222012-11-20Signed to 3-year contract with Royals ($25m)
    Kelvin HerreraRPActive25.2865-10155R-R2011UDFABefore May '12
    Luke HochevarRPActive32.0286-5205R-R2007KCA: 2006-1-12014-12-05Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($10m) Option year for 2017
    Greg HollandRPActive29.3275-11180R-R2010KCA: 2007-10-306Before May '12DL-15 Left rib stress reaction
    Ryan MadsonRPActive35.0466-6180L-R2003PHI: 1998-9-2542015-01-05Signed to Minor League Contract
    Michael MariotRPActive26.3586-0180R-R2014KCA: 2010-8-239Before May '12
    Kris MedlenSPActive30.0065-10175B-R2009ATL: 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
    Franklin MoralesRPActive29.2626-0170L-L2007UDFA2015-02-20Signed to Minor League Contract
    Jason VargasSPDL-6032.2536-0215L-L2005FLO: 2004-2-682013-11-22Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($32m)
    Yordano VenturaSPActive24.1325-11140R-R2013UDFABefore May '12
    Edinson VolquezSPActive32.1026-1160R-R2005UDFA2014-12-30Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($20m) 7.5-9.5 Mutual option for 2017 @$10m with $3m buyout
    Chris YoungSPActive36.1416-10258R-R2004PIT: 2000-3-892015-03-07Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($0.675m) Up to $5.325m in incentives and bonuses
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction  (how he joined team)
    Drew ButeraCActive32.0656-1190R-R2010NYN: 2005-5-1492015-05-08Traded from Angels to Royals for Ryan Jackson
    Francisco PenaCActive26.0016-2197R-R2014UDFA2014-04-12Assigned to Omaha (AAA)
    Salvador PerezCActive25.1566-3175R-R2011UDFABefore May '12Activated from DL
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction  (how he joined team)
    Christian Colon2BActive26.1526-0180R-R2014KCA: 2010-1-4Before May '12
    Cheslor Cuthbert1BActive22.3316-1190R-R2015UDFABefore May '12
    Alcides EscobarSSActive28.3016-1155R-R2008UDFABefore May '12
    Eric Hosmer1BActive25.3546-4215L-L2011KCA: 2008-1-3Before May '12
    Omar Infante2BActive33.2915-9150R-R2002UDFA2013-12-16Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($30.25m) Club option for 2018
    Mike Moustakas3BActive27.0326-0195L-R2011KCA: 2007-1-2Before May '12
    Ben Zobrist2B-LFActive34.1406-3200B-R2006HOU: 2004-6-1842015-07-29Traded from Athletics to Royals for Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction  (how he joined team)
    Lorenzo CainCFActive29.1836-2165R-R2010MIL: 2004-17-496Before May '12DL-15 Strained left groin
    Jarrod DysonCFActive31.0595-10160L-R2010KCA: 2006-50-1475Before May '12Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Terrance GoreLFActive24.1275-7165R-R2014KCA: 2011-20-606Before May '12
    Paulo OrlandoLFActive29.3466-3165R-R2015UDFABefore May '12
    Alex RiosRFActive34.2376-5185R-R2004TOR: 1999-1-192014-12-20Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($11m) Mutual option for 2016 worth $12.5m
    Designated HittersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction  (how he joined team)
    Jonny GomesDHActive34.3256-1205R-R2003TBA: 2001-18-5292015-09-01Traded from Braves to Royals for Luis Valenzuela
    Kendrys MoralesDHActive32.1156-1220B-R2006UDFA2014-12-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($17m) Mutual option for 2017 $11m

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