Kansas City Royals

Service time in years & days (through 2019 season).

John Sherman Owner
2020 -

  • 2020 -
    • Kansas City businessman John Sherman reached an agreement to purchase the Royals from David Glass for $1 billion in August 2019. Approval from Major League Baseball is pending.
  • David Glass, 2000 -
    • former Wal-Mart CEO David Glass bought the club for $96M in 2000
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1993-2000
    • before his death, Kauffman executed an estate plan donating the club to charity. Under the plan, the club would be auctioned, with a preference for bidders committing to keep the team in Kansas City and proceeds going to local charities
  • Ewing Kauffman, 1969-1993
    • Marion Laboratories founder Ewing Kauffman paid a franchise fee of $5.5M for rights to the AL’s 1969 expansion club in Kansas City
    • Kauffman sold 49 percent of the club to Memphis developer Avron Fogelman for $11M in 1983, with Fogelman acquiring an additional one percent in 1988. Kauffman bought back Fogelman’s 50 percent share of the team in 1991.
  • Forbes magazine valued the club at $1.025 billion in April, 2019.
ROYALS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2019 $ 96,565,066 $ 00,000,000 (00)
2018 $122,233,117 $132,026,511 (21)
2017 $143,005,817 $185,102,611 ( 8)
2016 $131,487,125 $177,170,963 ( 9)
2015 $112,857,025 $128,892,314 (13)
2014 $ 92,185,521 $ 97,747,983 (19)
2013 $ 81,871,725 $ 86,614,795 (22)
2012 $ 64,001,725 $ 68,609,031 (26)
2011 $ 38,176,000 $ 44,566,470 (30)
2010 $ 74,985,210 $ 76,781,350 (21)
2009 $ 70,519,333 $ 81,917,563 (18)
2008 $ 58,245,500 $ 69,297,547 (24)
2007 $ 67,166,500 $ 62,264,855 (25)
2006 $ 47,294,000 $ 51,467,137 (27)
2005 $ 36,881,000 $ 34,903,000 (27)
2004 $ 47,609,000 $ 44,728,466 (25)
2003 $ 40,518,000 $ 48,475,322 (27)
2002 $ 47,257,000 $ 49,362,709 (21)
2001 $ 35,422,500 $ 36,127,441 (28)
2000 $ 23,100,000 $ 25,916,297 (28)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Dayton Moore Senior VP of Baseball Operations & GM
2017-20

  • 2017-20
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/18/16 (terms undisclosed)
  • 2 years (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 11/29/13
  • 4 years (2011-14)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 8/31/09
  • 5 years/$5M (2006-10), plus 2011 option
    • hired by Kansas City 5/06, assuming control 6/06
    • annual salaries of about $1M
    • replaced Allard Baird, who was hired 6/17/00 & received two 2-year extensions (2003-04 & 2005-06) (Muzzy Jackson served as interim GM 5/31/06-6/8/06)
  • VP/Assistant GM, Player Personnel J.J. Picollo
  • VP/Assistant GM, Major League & International Operations Rene Francisco
  • VP, Assistant GM/Baseball Operations Scott Sharp
  • Assistant GM/Baseball Administration Jin Wong
  • Assistant GM/International Operations Albert Gonzalez
  • Director, Scouting Lonnie Goldberg

Mike Matheny Manager
2020 -

  • 2020 -
    • hired as manager by Kansas City 10/31/19
  • Kansas City, 2019: special advisor for player development
  • St. Louis, 2012-18
    • 3 years (2018-20)
      • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/16
      • fired by St. Louis 7/14/18
    • 3 years (2015-17)
      • signed extension with St. Louis 11/20/13
    • 2 years (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
      • hired as manager by St. Louis 11/14/11, replacing Tony La Russa
      • St. Louis exercised 2014 option 2/14/13
    • special adviser, 2010-11
  • former manager Ned Yost
    • 1 year (2019)
      • signed extension with Kansas City 9/30/18
      • announced retirement 9/20/19 effective at end of 2019 season
    • 2 years (2017-18)
      • signed extension with Kansas City 2/18/16
    • 1 year (2016)
      • signed extension with Kansas City 1/13/15
    • 2 years (2014-15)
      • signed extension with Kansas City 10/1/13
    • 2 years (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
      • signed extension with Kansas City 7/31/10
      • Kansas City exercised 2013 option 2/14/12
    • 1 year (2010)
      • hired by Kansas City as special assistant 1/13/10
      • selected as manager 5/13/10
  • former manager Trey Hillman
    • 3 years (2008-10)
    • hired by Kansas City 10/07, replacing Buddy Bell
    • fired by Kansas City 5/13/10

 

Ian Kennedy rhp
5 years/$70M (2016-20)

  • 5 years/$70M (2016-20)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/16
    • 16:$7.5M, 17:$13.5M, 18:$16M, 19:$16.5M, 20:$16.5M
    • Kennedy may opt out of contract after 2017 season (receives $6M buyout if he elects to opt out)
  • 1 year/$6.1M (2014)
    • re-signed by San Diego 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration)
    • San Diego made qualifying offer to Kennedy 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$4.265M (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Arizona 7/31/13
  • 1 year/$519,500 (2012)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$423,000 (2011)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/10/11
  • 1 year/$403,000 (2010)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/11/10
  • 1 year/$408,925 (2009)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/3/09 (split contract, $123,435 in minors)
    • acquired by Arizona in 3-way trade from NY Yankees 12/9/09
  • 1 year/$394,275 (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/4/08
  • 1 year (2007)
    • contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/1/07
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2006 (1-21) (USC)
  • $2.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 10.124

Danny Duffy lhp
5 years/$65M (2017-21)

  • 5 years/$65M (2017-21)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/16/17 (avoided arbitration, $8M-$7.25M)
    • 17:$5M, 18:$14M, 19:$15.25M, 20:$15.25M, 21:$15.5M
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$4.225M (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star
  • 1 year/$2.425M (2015)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/6/15 (avoided arbitration, $3M-$1.75M)
    • performance bonuses: $10,000 for 20 starts. $15,000 for 25 starts
    • award bonus: $50,000 for All Star
  • 1 year/$526,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/1/14
  • 1 year/$505,125 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$528,250 (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13
  • 1 year/$487,750 (2012)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/28/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 5/18/11
  • drafted by Kansas City 2007 (3-96) (Cabrillo HS, Calif.)
  • signed 6/28/07, $365,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 8.085

Salvador Perez c
5 years/$52.5M (2017-21)

  • 5 years/$52.5M (2017-21)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 3/1/16
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 17:$3M, 18:$7.5M, 19:$10M, 20:$13M, 21:$13M
  • 5 years/$7M (2012-16), plus 2017-19 club options
    • signed extension with Kansas City 2/27/12
    • 12:$750,000, 13:$1M, 14:$1.5M, 15:$1.75M, 16:$2M, 17:$3.75M club option, 18:$5M club option, 19:$6M club option
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • 2017-19 salaries may increase by additional $5M overall based on performance and awards in 2012-16 (earns bonuses by reaching 4 points, with 1 point each for All-Star selection, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, top 15 in MVP vote)
    • has earned 1 point each for 2013-15 All-Star selections and 2013-15 Gold Glove awards
    • with 2015 All-Star selection, escalators had increased 2017 salary to $3.825M, 2018 club option to $5.15M, 2019 club option to $6.3M
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 8/10/11
  • signed by Kansas City 2006 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $65,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Rick Thurman, Beverly Hills Sports Council
  • ML service: 8.050

Jorge Soler rf
9 years/$30M (2012-20)

  • 9 years/$30M (2012-20)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent from Cuba 6/30/12
    • $6M signing bonus (half at signing, half by 1/13/13)
    • 12:$1M, 13:$1M, 14:$2M, 15:$2M, 16:$3M, 17:$3M, 18:$4M, 19:$4M, 20:$4M
    • once eligible, may opt out of remaining salaries and into arbitration
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/7/16
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously ACES and Magnus Sports)
  • ML service: 4.143

Whit Merrifield 2b-of
4 years/$16.25M (2019-22), plus 2023 option

  • 4 years/$16.25M (2019-22), plus 2023 option
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/28/19
    • 19:$1M, 20:$5M, 21:$6.75M, 22:$2.75M, 23:$6.5M option ($0.75M buyout)
    • 2021-23 salaries may increase $1M each under a point system based on awards and plate appearances in 2019-20, with $0.2M for 0.5 points and $0.1M each for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 points
      • 0.5 points for 1,200 PAs
      • 1 point each for 1,400 PAs or Gold Glove
      • 2 points each for All Star, Silver Slugger or finishing 11th-15th in MVP vote
      • 3 points each for finishing sixth-10th in MVP vote
      • 4 points for finishing second-fifth in MVP vote
      • 5 points for winning MVP
    • 2024 option increases by $4M to $10.5M if Merrifield does not spend more than 109 days on the injured list in 2019-22
    • performance bonuses: may earn additional $1.6M in 2019-22 and an additional $0.4M in 2023
  • 1 year/$569,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$543,750 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/18/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2010 (9-269) (South Carolina)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: L. Warner Cos.
  • ML service: 3.101

Mike Montgomery lhp
1 year/$3.1M (2020)

  • 1 year/$3.1M (2020)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 12/2/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.44M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/15/19 with $996,989 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$611,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year/$570,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/9/17
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2016)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/16
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Seattle 7/20/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Tampa Bay 3/31/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12 
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • drafted by Kansas City 2008 (1s-36) (Hart HS, Newhall, Calif.)
  • signed 6/08, $988,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Paul Cohen
  • ML service: 4.089

Scott Barlow rhp
1 year/$650,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$650,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$650,000 (2018)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/17/17 (split contract with salary of $225,000 in minors)
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2011 (6-194) (Golden Valley HS, Santa Clarita, Calif.)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.030

Jake Junis rhp
1 year/$578,250 (2019)

  • 1 year/$578,250 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year/$554,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (29-876) (Rock Falls HS, Ill.)
  • $675,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 2.087

Kevin McCarthy rhp
1 year/$578,250 (2019)

  • 1 year/$578,250 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$554,250 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/6/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (16-474) (Marist)
  • ML service: 2.097

Brad Keller rhp
1 year/$578,125 (2019)

  • 1 year/$578,125 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 12/14/17
    • selected by Cincinnati from Arizona in Rule 5 draft 12/14/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (8-240) (Flowery Branch HS, Ga.)
  • $125,000 signing bonus ($155,100 slot)
  • ML service: 2.000

Adalberto Mondesi ss
1 year/$576,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$576,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/19
  • 1 year/$547,125 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year/$537,250 (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
    • placed on restricted list 5/10/16 (80-game suspension for positive PED test reduced to 50 games)
  • 2015
    • contract selected by Kansas City 10/27/15 (added to World Series roster as pre-series injury replacement for Tim Collins)
  • signed by Kansas City 7/27/11 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.088

Tim Hill lhp
1 year/$573,175 (2019)

  • 1 year/$573,175 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (32-963) (Bacone College, Okla.)
  • ML service: 1.112

Eric Skoglund lhp
1 year/$568,175 (2019)

  • 1 year/$568,175 (2019)
    • received 80-game suspension 1/16/19 (violation of MLB PED policy)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$546,625 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/30/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (3-92) (Central Florida)
  • $576,100 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.109

Hunter Dozier 3b
1 year/$567,225 (2019)

  • 1 year/$567,225 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/2/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (1-8) (Stephen F. Austin State)
  • signed 6/10/13, $2.2M signing bonus ($3.1378M slot)
  • agent: L. Warner Companies (previously Frontline)
  • ML service: 2.060

Randy Rosario lhp
1 year/$564,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$564,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19
    • claimed by Kansas City 9/12/19 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 9/9/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/17
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Minnesota 11/3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Minnesota 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • signed by Minnesota 8/16/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $220,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.020

Jorge Lopez rhp
1 year/$562,250 (2019)

  • 1 year/$562,250 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 7/27/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 9/22/15
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2011 (2-70) (Academia de Milagrosa, Cayey, P.R.)
  • $690,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.102

Ryan O’Hearn 1b
1 year/$557,650 (2019)

  • 1 year/$557,650 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/31/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (8-243) (Sam Houston State)
  • $125,000 signing bonus ($156,600 slot)
  • ML service: 1.034

Cam Gallagher c
1 year/$557,125 (2019)

  • 1 year/$557,125 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year/$546,400 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (2-65) (Manheim Township HS, Lancaster, Pa.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.106

Kyle Zimmer rhp
1 year/$555,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/4/19
    • split contract, $124,000 in minors
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/18
    • DFA by Kansas City 3/29/18, released 4/3/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 4/6/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (1-5) (San Francisco)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.5M slot)
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 0.064

Scott Blewett rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (2-56) (Baker HS, Baldwinsville, NY)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1.0032M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Heath Fillmyer rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Oakland 11/20/17
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Oakland 1/29/18
  • drafted by Oakland 2014 (5-162) (Mercer County JC, N.J.)
  • $305,000 signing bonus ($288,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.155

Foster Griffin lhp
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2014 (1-28) (First Academy HS, Orlando)
  • $1.925M signing bonus ($1,815,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kelvin Gutierrez 3b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/22/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Washington 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Washington 6/18/18
  • signed by Washington 4/10/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $30,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.049

Jeison Guzman ss
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
  • signed by Kansas City 2015 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nick Heath cf
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (16-493) (Northwestern State)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Carlos Hernandez rhp
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/19
  • signed by Kansas City 7/19/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $15,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nicky Lopez 2b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/14/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (5-163) (Creighton)
  • $243,300 signing bonus ($324,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.139

Richard Lovelady lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 4/9/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (10-313) (Kennesaw State)
  • $100,000 signing bonus ($156,600 slot)
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 0.075

Ryan McBroom 1b-rf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from NY Yankees 9/1/19
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/31/19
  • acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Toronto 7/23/17
  • drafted by Toronto 2014 (15-444) (West Virginia)
  • ML service: 0.027

Jake Newberry rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/18/18
  • drafted by Kansas City 2012 (37-1,123) (Mira Mesa HS, San Diego)
  • ML service: 0.151

Brett Phillips of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 7/27/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Houston 7/30/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (6-189) (Seminole HS, Fla.)
  • $300,000 signing bonus ($201,900 slot)
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 1.013

Glenn Sparkman rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/8/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • selected by Toronto from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
    • DFA by Toronto 7/3/17, returned by Toronto to Kansas City 7/8/17
  • drafted by Kansas City 2013 (20-594) (Wharton JC, Texas)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.001

Gabe Speier lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 9/3/19
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Arizona 6/6/18
  • acquired by Arizona in trade from Atlanta 12/9/15
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from Detroit 11/20/15
  • acquired by Detroit in trade from Boston 12/11/14
  • drafted by Boston 2013 (19-563) (Dos Pueblos HS, Goleta, Calif.)
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.027

Bubba Starling of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/17/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 7/11/19
  • 1 year/$546,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/24/18
    • non-tendered by Kansas City 11/30/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16
  • drafted by Kansas City 2011 (1-5) (Gardner-Edgerton High School, Gardner, Kan.)
  • $7.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 0.147

Josh Staumont rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/18/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2015 (2-64) (Azusa Pacific)
  • $964,600 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.072

Meibrys Viloria c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19/18
  • signed by Kansas City 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from Colombia
  • ML service: 0.106

Minor Leagues

Kris Bubic lhp
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1cba-40) (Stanford)
  • $1.5975M signing bonus ($1.7863M slot)
  • ML service:

Chase d’Arnaud 2b-ss
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 12/17/18 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Texas 6/18/19
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 6/21/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/4/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 7/7/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 10/22/18
  • 1 year/$600,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/17
    • claimed by Boston off waivers 4/27/17 after being DFA by Atlanta 4/25/17
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers 5/21/17 after being DFA by Boston 5/18/17
    • DFA by San Diego 7/4/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/7/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • signed by Atlanta as a free agent (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 5/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 11/13/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 9/14/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Philadelphia 10/7/15 (refused assignment 10/9/15)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • DFA by Pittsburgh 2/24/14
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 9/2/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Pittsburgh 11/3/14
  • 1 year/$493,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/24/11
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (4-114) (Pepperdine)
  • $293,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Wasserman Media
  • ML service: 3.056 (through 2018)

Nick Dini c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 8/8/19
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/19, sent outright to Triple-A 11/27/19
  • drafted by Kansas City 2015 (14-429) (Wagner)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 0.053

Taylor Featherston 2b-ss
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/16/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/17 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Minnesota 6/19/18
    • signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 7/25/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Philadelphia 6/9/17
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 8/28/17, sent outright to Triple-A 8/30/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade 2/10/16 after being DFA by LA Angels 2/5/16
    • signed by Philadelphia 3/16
    • DFA by Philadelphia 9/10/16, sent outright to Triple-A 9/12/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • selected by Chicago Cubs from Colorado in Rule 5 draft 12/11/14
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Chicago Cubs 12/11/1
    • signed by LA Angels 3/9/15
  • drafted by Colorado 2011 (5-168) (TCU)
  • $144,900 signing bonus
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 1.067 (through 2018)

Grant Gavin rhp
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (29-883) (Central Missouri)
  • ML service:

Conner Greene rhp
2019

  • 2019
    • claimed by Kansas City off waivers from St. Louis 11/26/18
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/19, sent outright to Triple-A 11/27/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Toronto 11/20/17
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 1/19/18
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
    • DFA by St. Louis 11/20/18
  • drafted by Toronto 2013 (7-205) (Santa Monica HS, Calif.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus ($187,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Arnaldo Hernandez rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/19
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/19, sent outright to Triple-A 11/27/19
  • signed by Kansas City 9/18/12 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.000

Kyle Isbel of
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (3-94) (UNLV)
  • $592,300 signing bonus ($594,800 slot)
  • ML service:

Jackson Kowar rhp
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1c-33) (Florida)
  • $2.1475M signing bonus ($2.1187M slot)
  • ML service:

Khalil Lee of
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2016 (3-103) (Flint Hill HS, Oakton, Va.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($579,700 slot)
  • ML service:

Daniel Lynch lhp
2019

  • drafted by Houston 2018 (1c-34) (Virginai)
  • $1.6975M signing bonus ($2.0667M slot)
  • ML service:

Seuly Matias of
2019

  • signed by Kansas City 7/4/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2.25M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Brady McConnell ss
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (2-44) (Florida)
  • $2,222,450 signing bonus ($1,689,500 slot)
  • ML service:

M.J. Melendez c
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (2-52) (Westminster Christian HS, Palmetto Bay, Fla.)
  • $2.1M signing bonus ($1.2957M slot)
  • ML service:

Adam Moore c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Texas as a free agent 2/14/19 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $600,000 in majors
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Texas 8/7/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 2/3/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 7/20/18
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 7/26/18, sent outright to Triple-A 7/28/18
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 8/31/18
    • placed on restricted list 9/3/18 (passport issue)
    • reinstated from restricted list 9/4/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Tampa Bay 11/1/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/30/17 (minor-league contract with salary of $570,000 in majors)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/19/15 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 5/1/16
    • DFA by Cleveland 5/3/16, sent outright to Triple-A 5/6/16
    • contract selected by Cleveland 9/1/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/7/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/7/14 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Cleveland 9/23/15
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 11/6/15 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from Kansas City 3/25/14
    • contract selected by San Diego 9/2/14
    • sent outright to Triple-A by San Diego 11/3/14 (refused assignment)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Kansas City 5/26/13
    • released by Kansas City 8/8/13
    • re-signed by Kansas City 8/21/13 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$483,600 (2012)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12
    • claimed off waivers by Kansas City 7/7/12 after being DFA by Seattle 7/1/12
    • DFA by Kansas City 11/20/12, sent outright to Triple-A 11/30/12
  • 1 year/$417,500 (2011)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/11
  • 1 year/$401,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Seattle 9/13/09
  • drafted by Seattle 2006 (6-171) (Texas-Arlington)
  • $140,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Frye McCann
  • ML service: 2.160 (through 2018)

Nick Pratto 1b
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2017 (1-14) (Huntington Beach HS, Calif.)
  • $3.45M signing bonus ($3.7276M slot)
  • ML service:

Matt Reynolds ss
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/15/19 (minor-league contract)
  • 2019
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 1/17/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • acquired by Washington in trade 2/12/18 after being DFA by NY Mets 2/7/18
    • re-signed by Washington 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 10/12/15
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • drafted by NY Mets 2012 (2-71) (Arkansas)
  • $525,000 signing bonus ($723,600 slot)
  • ML service: 1.071

Brady Singer rhp
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2018 (1-18) (Florida)
  • $4.25M signing bonus ($3.3493M slot)
  • ML service:

Andrew Susac c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • DFA by Baltimore 1/11/19, sent outright to Triple-A 1/17/19
    • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Baltimore 4/2/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • claimed by Baltimore off waivers 2/3/18 after being DFA by Milwaukee 1/30/18
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/18
    • placed on restricted list 8/28/18
  • 1 year/$537,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/16
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from San Francisco 8/1/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by San Francisco 7/26/14
  • drafted by San Francisco 2011 (2-86) (Oregon State)
  • $1.1M signing bonus
  • agent: Legacy Agency
  • ML service: 2.009 (through 2018)

Bobby Witt Jr. ss
2019

  • drafted by Kansas City 2019 (1-2) (Colleyville Heritage HS, Texas)
  • $7,789,900 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Michael Ynoa rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/14/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/18 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Chicago White Sox 3/19/18
  • 1 year/$540,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17
    • DFA by Chicago White Sox 7/6/17, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/14
    • acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Oakland 12/9/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Oakland 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • signed 7/2/08 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $4.25M signing bonus (at signing, largest ever for non-Cuban amateur from Latin America)
  • agent: Adam Katz, Wasserman Media Group
  • ML service: 1.039 (through 2017)