Kansas CityRoyals

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Kansas City Royals Transactions 2019

December
DATETRANSACTION
December 13, 2019Signed RHP Jesse Hahn to a one-year contract.
December 7, 2019Signed RHP Trevor Rosenthal to a minor league contract.
December 5, 2019Named Terry Bradshaw hitting coach, Cal Eldred pitching coach, Pedro Grifol bench coach, Rusty Kuntz first base coach, John Mabry major league coach, Vance Wilson third base coach and Rafael Belliard special assignment coach.
December 3, 2019Named Mitch Maier director of baseball operations.
December 2, 2019Agreed to terms with LHP Mike Montgomery on a one-year contract. Declined to tender 2020 contracts to SS Humberto Arteaga, 3B Cheslor Cuthbert, SS Erick Mejia and RHP Jesse Hahn.
November
DATETRANSACTION
November 28, 2019Assigned C Nick Dini and RHPs Arnaldo Hernandez and Conner Greene outright to Omaha (PCL).
November 20, 2019Designated RHPs Conner Greene and Arnaldo Hernandez, C Nick Dini and OF Jorge Bonifacio for assignment. Selected the contracts of LHP Foster Griffin and OF Nick Heath from Omaha (PCL) and RHP Carlos Hernandez and SS Jeison Guzman from Lexington (SAL).
November 8, 2019Announced RHP Jacob Barnes has cleared waivers and was released.
November 5, 2019Reinstated 3B Kelvin Gutierrez and C Salvador Perez from the 60-day IL. Designated RHP Jacob Barnes for assignment.
November 3, 2019Declined the 2020 mutual option on OF Alex Gordon.
October
DATETRANSACTION
October 31, 2019Named Mike Metheny manager.
October 30, 2019Designated RHP Trevor Oaks for assignment.
September
DATETRANSACTION
September 23, 2019Announced the retirement of manager Ned Yost, effective at the end of the season.
September 12, 2019Claimed LHP Randy Rosario off waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Recalled INF Kelvin Gutierrez and placed him on the 60-day IL.
September 10, 2019Reinstated RHP Jake Newberry from the 10-day IL.
September 3, 2019Reinstated RHP Jesse Hahn from the 60-day IL. Selected the contracts of 1B Ryan McBroom, LHP Gabe Speier and 2B Erick Mejia from Omaha (PCL).
September 2, 2019Recalled RHP Heath Fillmyer from Omaha (PCL). Reinstated LHP Danny Duffy, C Cam Gallagher and SS Adalberto Mondesi from the 10-day IL.
August
DATETRANSACTION
August 30, 2019Announced the sale of the team to John Sherman a group of local investors.
August 26, 2019Sent RHP Jesse Hahn to Wilmington (Carolina) and LHP Danny Duffy to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for rehab assignments.
August 22, 2019Placed RHP Jake Newberry on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Kyle Zimmer from Omaha (PCL). Sent RHP Jesse Hahn to the AZL Royals for a rehab assignment.
August 17, 2019Designated OF Billy Hamilton for assignment. Recalled OF Brett Phillips from Omaha (PCL).
August 13, 2019Optioned LHP Eric Skoglund to Omaha (PCL). Recalled RHP Jacob Barnes from Omaha. Signed RHP Nick Howard to a minor league contract.
August 10, 2019Optioned RHP Kyle Zimmer to Omaha (PCL). Recalled LHP Eric Skoglund from Omaha. Signed OF Tyler Hill to a minor league contract.
August 7, 2019Placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled RHP Jake Newberry from Omaha (PCL).
August 4, 2019Claimed RHP Jacob Barnes off waivers from Milwaukee and optioned him to Omaha (PCL).
July
DATETRANSACTION
July 31, 2019Signed 1B Erich Weiss to a minor league contract.
July 27, 2019Recalled RHP Kyle Zimmer and 1B Ryan O'Hearn from Omaha (PCL). Designated 1B Lucas Duda for assignment.
July 26, 2019Optioned RHP Jake Newberry to Omaha. Designated LHP Brian Flynn for assignment. Recalled LHP Richard Lovelady for Omaha. Activated RHP Jakob Juis from paternity list.
July 21, 2019Signed RHP Tysghaun Chapman to a minor league contract.
July 20, 2019Designated RHP Wily Peralta for assignment. Recalled RHP Josh Staumont from Omaha (PCL).
July 17, 2019Recalled C Meibrys Viloria from Northwest Arkansas (TL). Placed SS Adalberto Mondesi on the 10-day IL. Activated LHP Mike Montgomery. Optioned RHP Jake Newberry. Traded OF Terrance Gore to the N.Y. Yankees for cash.
July 16, 2019Recalled RHP Scott Barlow from Omaha (PCL).
July 15, 2019Acquired LHP Mike Montgomery from the Chicago Cubs for C Mart?n Maldonado.
July 14, 2019Traded RHP Homer Bailey to Oakland for INF Kevin Merrell and assigned Merrell to Northwest Arkansas (TL).
July 13, 2019Designated OF Terrance Gore for assignment.
July 11, 2019Selected the contract of OF Bubba Starling from Omaha (PCL).
July 3, 2019Signed OFs Erick Pena and Roger Leyton to minor league contracts.
July 2, 2019Released RHP Brad Boxberger. Optioned 3B Humberto Arteaga and RHP Scott Barlow to Omaha (PCL). Reinstated SS Adalberto Mondesi from the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Jake Newberry from Omaha.
June
DATETRANSACTION
June 30, 2019Sent SS Adalberto Mondesi to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment.
June 27, 2019Signed C Ricardo Sanchez to a minor league contract.
June 26, 2019Designated RHP Brad Boxberger for assignment. Optioned LHP Eric Skoglund to Omaha (PCL). Recalled LHP Tim Hill from Omaha.
June 23, 2019Traded RHP Ben Lively to Arizona for cash. Signed C Wyatt Mascarella to a minor league contract.
June 18, 2019Sent 3B Hunter Dozier to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment. Signed 3B Jake Means; 1B Vinnie Pasquantino; OFs John Rave, Burle Dixon and Mikey Filia; LHPs Justin Hooper, Dante Biasi, Anthony Veneziano, Austin Manning, Alex Smith, Zack Phillips and Patrick Smith; SSs Tyler Tolbert, Brady McConnell and Clay Dungan; 2B Michael Massey, Jack Gethings, Jimmy Govern and Jay Charleston; and RHPs Alec Marsh, Grant Gambrell, Noah Murdock, Adam Lukas, Jonah Dipoto, Donavin Buck, Josh Broughton, Brad Bonnenfant and Cody Davenport to minor league contracts.
June 15, 2019Optioned 1B Ryan O'Hearn to Omaha (PCL). Recalled OF Jorge Bonifacio from Omaha (PCL).
June 12, 2019Agreed to terms with SS Bobby Witt Jr. on a minor league contract.
June 5, 2019Released 2B Chris Owings.
June 4, 2019Placed 3B Hunter Dozier on the 10-day IL, retroactive to May 31. Recalled 3B Kelvin Gutierrez from Omaha (PCL).
May
DATETRANSACTION
May 31, 2019Selected INF Cheslor Cuthbert from Omaha (PCL). Designated INF/OF Chris Owings for assignment.
May 30, 2019Optioned RHP Ben Lively to Omaha (PCL).
May 29, 2019Recalled RHP Ben Lively from Omaha (PCL). Sent 1B Lucas Duda to Omaha for a rehab assignment.
May 27, 2019Optioned LHP Richard Lovelady to Omaha (PCL).
May 23, 2019Optioned RHP Jake Newberry to Omaha (PCL).
May 21, 2019Optioned RHP Heath Fillmyer to Omaha (PCL). Recalled RHP Kevin McCarthy from Omaha.
May 19, 2019Released 1B Frank Schwindel.
May 17, 2019Optioned 3B Kelvin Gutierrez to Omaha (PCL). Recalled RHP Heath Fillmyer from Omaha.
May 15, 2019Designated 1B Frank Schwindel for assignment.
May 13, 2019Optioned RHP Jake Newberry, to Omaha (PCL). Selected the contract of INF Nicky Lopez from Omaha.
May 2, 2019Returned RHP Glenn Sparkman (26th man) to Omaha (PCL).
April
DATETRANSACTION
April 27, 2019Recalled LHP Ben Lively from Omaha (PCL). Optioned RHP Heath Fillmyer to Omaha.
April 26, 2019Reinstated LHP Danny Duffy from the 10-day IL.Placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 10-day IL and recalled INF Kelvin Gutierrez from Omaha (PCL).
April 25, 2019Optioned LHP Tim Hill to Omaha (PCL). Sent LHP Brian Flynn to Omaha for a rehab assignment.
April 23, 2019Recalled LHP Tim Hill from Omaha (PCL).
April 21, 2019Optioned RHP Glenn Sparkman to Omaha (PCL). Sent LHP Danny Duffy to Northwest Arkansas (TL) for a rehab assignment.
April 11, 2019Recalled RHP Jake Newberry from Omaha (PCL). Optioned 1B Frank Schwindel to Omaha.
April 10, 2019Optioned LHP Tim Hill and RHP Kevin McCarthy to Omaha (PCL). Recalled RHP Heath Fillmyer from Omaha. Selected the contract of LHP Richard Lovelady from Omaha. Returned RHP Chris Ellis to St. Louis.
April 8, 2019Optioned RHP Kyle Zimmer to Omaha (PCL). Recalled RHP Glenn Sparkman from Omaha.
April 3, 2019Designated RHP Chris Ellis for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Homer Bailey from Omaha (PCL).
March
DATETRANSACTION
March 28, 2019Placed LHPs Danny Duffy and Brian Flynn on the 10-day IL, retroactive to March 25, and RHP Trevor Oaks on the 60-day IL. Selected the contract of INF Frank Schwindel from Omaha (PCL). Reassigned C Nick Dini, INF/OF Erick Mejia, RHPs Homer Bailey and Michael Ynoa and INFs Humberto Arteaga and Cheslor Cuthbert to minor league camp. Placed LHP Eric Skoglund on the restricted list.
March 26, 2019Announced a two-year extension of their player development contract with Omaha (PCL).
March 25, 2019Requested release waivers on OF Brian Goodwin. Selected the contract of 1B Lucas Duda from Omaha (PCL).
March 23, 2019Optioned RHP Heath Fillmyer to Omaha (PCL).
March 19, 2019Optioned RHP Glenn Sparkman and OFs Jorge Bonifacio and Brett Phillips to Omaha (PCL). Reassigned LHP Richard Lovelady; RHPs Zach Lovvorn and Drew Storen; C Xavier Fernandez; INFs Jecksson Flores and Nicky Lopez and OFs Elier Hernandez and Bubba Starling to their minor league camp.
March 17, 2019Traded RHP Jason Adam to Toronto for cash.
March 12, 2019Optioned RHP Scott Blewett and INF Kelvin Gutierrez to Omaha (PCL). Assigned LHP Foster Griffin, Cs MJ Melendez and Sebastian Rivero and 1B Samir Duenez to their minor league camp.
March 11, 2019Agreed to terms with C Martin Maldonado on a one-year contract. Placed C Salvador Perez on the 60-day injured list. Optioned RHPs Conner Greene and Josh Staumont to Omaha (PCL).
March 10, 2019Optioned RHPs Arnaldo Hernandez, Ben Lively and Jake Newberry to Omaha (PCL). Assigned LHP Jake Kalish and RHP Andres Machado to minor league camp.
February
DATETRANSACTION
February 25, 2019Agreed to terms with RHPs Conner Greene and Jorge Lopez and INF Adalberto Mondesi on one-year contracts.
February 22, 2019Agreed to terms with RHP Ben Lively, C Cam Gallagher, INF Kelvin Gutierrez and OFs Jorge Bonifacio, Brian Goodwin and Brett Phillips.
February 18, 2019Agreed to terms with LHP Tim Hill and RHPs Heath Fillmyer, Jakob Junis, Trevor Oaks, Glenn Sparkman and Josh Staumont on one-year contracts.
February 15, 2019Agreed to terms with RHP Drew Storen on a minor league contract
February 14, 2019Agreed to terms with LHP Jake Diekman on a one-year contract. Placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the 60-day injured list.
February 13, 2019Agreed to terms with LHP Jake Diekman to a one-year contract. Placed RHP Jesse Hahn on the 60-day IL.
February 9, 2019Agreed to terms with RHP Homer Bailey on a minor league contract.
February 7, 2019Agreed to terms with RHP Brad Boxberger on a one-year contract.
February 1, 2019Promoted Lonnie Goldberg to assistant general manager/amateur scouting; Daniel Mack to assistant general manager/research and development and Guy Stevens to senior director of research and development/strategy.
January
DATETRANSACTION
January 29, 2019Agreed to terms with LHP Eric Skoglund, C Meibrys Viloria, INFs Hunter Dozier and Ryan O'Hearn and RHPs Scott Barlow, Scott Blewett, Chris Ellis, Arnaldo Hernandez, Brad Keller, Kevin McCarthy, Sam McWilliams and Jake Newberry on one-year contracts.
January 28, 2019Agreed to terms with INF/OF Whit Merrifield on a four-year contract.
January 11, 2019Assigned 3B Cheslor Cuthbert outright to Omaha (PCL).
January 8, 2019Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Ynoa to a minor league contract.
January 7, 2019Named James Stone trainer of Omaha (PCL); Darryl Kennedy manager, Doug Henry pitching coach, Abraham Nunez hitting coach, Nelson Liriano bench coach, Justin Kemp trainer and Will Gilmore strength and conditioning coach of Northwest Arkansas (TL); Scott Thorman manager, Larry Sutton hitting coach and Saburo Hagihara trainer of Wilmington (Carolina); Brooks Conrad manager, Danny Accola trainer and Tyler Burks strength and conditioning coach of Lexington (SAL); Clayton Mortensen pitching coach, Masa Koyanagi trainer and Jamie Collins strength and conditioning coach of Idaho Falls (Pioneer); Chris Widger manager, Andy LaRoche hitting coach, Brad Groleau trainer and Yannick Plante strength and co
January 4, 2019Signed RHP Kyle Zimmer to a one-year contract. Designated INF Cheslor Cuthbert for assignment.
January 3, 2019Named Chris DeLucia major league tissue therapist/second assistant athletic trainer and Dave Iannicca minor league medical coordinator.