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Kansas City Royals Active Roster

+ American League (MLB)
League: American League
Stat Years Available: 1969-2016
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 AlexanderRPActive27.0776-2190L-L20150.034KCA: 2010-6-1792016-08-31Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Tim CollinsRPDL-6027.0355-7155L-L20114.097UDFA2014-08-13DL-7 Injured
    Wade DavisCLActive31.0186-5220R-R20096.032TBA: 2004-3-752013-09-03Recalled from Wilmington (A+)
    Danny DuffySPActive27.2786-2185L-L20114.085KCA: 2007-3-962014-04-12Recalled from minors
    Brian FlynnRPActive26.1596-8230L-L20131.002DET: 2011-7-2272016-06-16Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Dillon GeeRPActive30.1506-1195R-R20104.108NYN: 2007-21-6632016-06-13Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Kelvin HerreraRPActive26.2685-10155R-R20113.157UDFA2013-07-19Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Luke HochevarRPDL-6033.0106-5205R-R20077.151KCA: 2006-1-12014-12-05Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($10m) Option year for 2017
    Ian KennedySPActive31.2805-11185R-R20076.124NYA: 2006-1-212016-01-29Signed to 5-year contract for 2016-2020 ($70m) [Free Agent]
    Kevin MccarthyRPActive24.2166-3200R-R20160.000KCA: 2013-16-4742016-09-06Contract purchased from minors
    Alec MillsRPActive24.3006-3165R-R20160.000KCA: 2012-22-6732016-09-12Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Peter MoylanRPActive37.2976-2200R-R20066.031UDFA2016-06-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Brooks PoundersRPActive25.3646-4270R-R20160.000PIT: 2009-2-532016-08-31Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Joakim SoriaRPActive32.1306-3180R-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 StrahmRPActive24.3186-4180R-L20160.000KCA: 2012-21-6432016-08-01Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Jason VargasSPActive33.2356-0215L-L20058.114FLO: 2004-2-682013-11-22Signed to 4-year contract for 2014-2017 ($32m)
    Yordano VenturaSPActive25.1145-11140R-R20132.013UDFA2015-07-23Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Edinson VolquezSPActive33.0846-1160R-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 YoungRPActive37.1236-10258R-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
    CatchersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Drew ButeraCActive33.0476-1190R-R20105.018NYN: 2005-5-1492015-05-08Traded from Angels to Royals for Ryan Jackson
    Tony CruzCActive30.0385-11205R-R20114.105SLN: 2007-26-8022016-09-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Salvador PerezCActive26.1386-3175R-R20114.050UDFABefore May '12Activated from DL
    InfieldersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Christian Colon2B-3BActive27.1346-0180R-R20141.022KCA: 2010-1-42016-09-06Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Cheslor Cuthbert3BActive23.3136-1190R-R20150.055UDFA2016-05-24Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Alcides EscobarSSActive29.2836-1155R-R20086.082UDFABefore May '12
    Eric Hosmer1BActive26.3366-4215L-L20114.146KCA: 2008-1-3Before May '12
    Whit Merrifield2B-RFActive27.2446-0165R-R20160.000KCA: 2010-9-2692016-09-02Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Raul MondesiSS-2BActive21.0605-10180R-R20160.000UDFA2016-07-27Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Mike Moustakas3BDL-6028.0146-0195L-R20114.111KCA: 2007-1-22014-06-01Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    OutfieldersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Billy BurnsCF-RFActive27.0265-9165R-R20141.020WAS: 2011-32-9672016-08-03Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Lorenzo CainRFActive30.1656-2165R-R20104.074MIL: 2004-17-496Before May '12Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Hunter DozierRFActive25.0346-4210R-R20160.000KCA: 2013-1-82016-09-02Contract purchased from minors
    Jarrod DysonCFActive32.0415-10160L-R20104.088KCA: 2006-50-14752012-04-27Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Alex GordonLFActive32.2286-1220L-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 GoreLFActive25.1095-7165R-R20140.066KCA: 2011-20-6062016-09-02Recalled from Northwest Arkansas (AA)
    Daniel NavaLF-RFActive33.2175-10200B-L20104.045UDFA2016-09-06Contract purchased from minors
    Paulo OrlandoCF-RFActive30.3286-3165R-R20150.137UDFA2015-08-10Recalled from Omaha (AAA)
    Designated HittersTop
    Player NamePosStatusAgeHtWtB-TBornPlaceMLB SinceServDraft Info25man DateRoster Transaction (how he joined team)
    Kendrys MoralesDHActive33.0976-1220B-R20067.170UDFA2014-12-17Signed to 2-year contract for 2015-2016 ($17m) Mutual option for 2017 $11m


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