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1982 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1981 / 1983

90-72, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (90-72)
GM: John Schuerholz (Promoted Oct. 1981), Scouting Dir: Dick Balderson
Scored 784 runs, Allowed 717 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,284,464 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 99

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1981 / 1983 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 23, 1981

Traded Manny Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. Received a player to be named later. The Seattle Mariners sent Bud Black (March 2, 1982) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

November 2, 1981

Signed Van Snider as an amateur free agent.

November 13, 1981

Dave Chalk granted Free Agency.

Cesar Geronimo granted Free Agency.

November 25, 1981

Released Ken Brett.

December 11, 1981

Signed Cesar Geronimo as a free agent.

Traded Clint Hurdle to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Scott Brown.

Traded Rich Gale and Bill Laskey to the San Francisco Giants. Received Jerry Martin.

January 12, 1982

Drafted Danny Jackson in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1982 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed January 17, 1982.

January 14, 1982

Traded Ken Phelps to the Montreal Expos. Received Grant Jackson.

January 15, 1982

Signed Tom Poquette as a free agent.

February 3, 1982

Signed Dave Frost as a free agent.

February 18, 1982

Traded Jeff Cornell to the San Francisco Giants. Received Dennis Littlejohn.

March 24, 1982

Traded Scot Beahan (minors) to the New York Yankees. Received Dennis Werth.

Traded Jeff Schattinger to the Chicago White Sox. Received Greg Pryor.

March 25, 1982

Traded Rance Mulliniks to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Phil Huffman.

March 30, 1982

Traded Craig Chamberlain, Atlee Hammaker, Renie Martin and Brad Wellman to the San Francisco Giants. Received Vida Blue and Bob Tufts.

April 4, 1982 (Standings)

Purchased Mike Armstrong from the San Diego Padres.

April 28, 1982 (Standings)

Purchased Steve Hammond from the Atlanta Braves.

April 29, 1982 (Standings)

Signed Dave Schuler as a free agent.

May 9, 1982 (Standings)

Signed Mike Parrott as a free agent.

June 7, 1982 (Standings)

Drafted John Morris in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1982 amateur draft.

Drafted Cecil Fielder in the 4th round of the 1982 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed June 15, 1982.

Drafted Will Clark in the 4th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Israel Sanchez in the 9th round of the 1982 amateur draft.

Drafted Bret Saberhagen in the 19th round of the 1982 amateur draft. Player signed July 26, 1982.

Drafted Andy Stankiewicz in the 26th round of the 1982 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 6, 1982 (Standings)

Signed Bill Castro as a free agent.

July 9, 1982 (Standings)

Released Grant Jackson.

July 21, 1982 (Standings)

Released Tom Poquette.

November 2, 1982

Released Dave Frost.

Released Dennis Werth.

November 3, 1982

Traded Jim Wright to the Chicago Cubs. Received Mike King (minors).

November 10, 1982

Don Hood granted Free Agency.

Hal McRae granted Free Agency.

Jamie Quirk granted Free Agency.

Paul Splittorff granted Free Agency.

November 15, 1982

Signed Hal McRae as a free agent.

November 18, 1982

Released Lee May.

December 6, 1982

Drafted Joe Simpson from the Seattle Mariners in the 1982 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 1982

Released Tim Ireland.

December 30, 1982

Signed Paul Splittorff as a free agent.

February 1, 1983

Signed Mark Funderburk as a free agent.

February 5, 1983

Traded Cecil Fielder to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Leon Roberts.

February 9, 1983

Signed Steve Renko as a free agent.

April 1, 1983

Released Bombo Rivera.

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1981 / 1983 Trades and Transactions