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1983 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1982 / 1984

79-83, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (79-83)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Dick Balderson
Scored 696 runs, Allowed 767 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 1,963,875 (6th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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1982 / 1984 Trades and Transactions

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

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 (Standings)

Released Bombo Rivera.

April 2, 1983 (Standings)

Released Phil Huffman.

April 5, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Don Hood as a free agent.

May 9, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Jose de Jesus as an amateur free agent.

May 22, 1983 (Standings)

Released Mark Funderburk.

June 6, 1983 (Standings)

Drafted Gary Thurman in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1983 amateur draft.

Drafted Scott Hemond in the 5th round of the 1983 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Kevin Seitzer in the 11th round of the 1983 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1983.

Drafted Tom Edens in the 14th round of the 1983 amateur draft.

Drafted Jeff Schulz in the 23rd round of the 1983 amateur draft.

Drafted Todd Zeile in the 30th round of the 1983 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 7, 1983 (Standings)

Traded Bob Tufts to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Charlie Leibrandt.

July 6, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Gaylord Perry as a free agent.

July 8, 1983 (Standings)

Released Bill Castro.

July 22, 1983 (Standings)

Signed Melido Perez as an amateur free agent.

August 2, 1983 (Standings)

Purchased Eric Rasmussen from the St. Louis Cardinals.

August 5, 1983 (Standings)

Released Vida Blue.

October 3, 1983 (Standings)

Released Steve Renko.

October 11, 1983 (Standings)

Released Cesar Geronimo.

October 17, 1983

Released Eric Rasmussen.

October 20, 1983

Kelly Heath granted Free Agency.

Dave Schuler granted Free Agency.

November 7, 1983

Don Hood granted Free Agency.

Jerry Martin granted Free Agency.

Amos Otis granted Free Agency.

November 11, 1983

Signed Jose Nunez as an amateur free agent.

December 5, 1983

Drafted Orlando Sanchez from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1983 rule 5 draft.

December 6, 1983

Signed Lynn Jones as a free agent.

December 8, 1983

Traded John Serritella (minors), Joe Szekely (minors) and Jose Torres (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Joe Beckwith.

Traded Duane Dewey (minors) and Mike Armstrong to the New York Yankees. Received Steve Balboni and Roger Erickson.

December 9, 1983

Signed Don Werner as a free agent.

December 15, 1983

Traded Ron Johnson to the Montreal Expos. Received Tom Dixon.

December 20, 1983

Traded Willie Aikens to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Jorge Orta.

January 17, 1984

Drafted Steve Carter in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Eric Hetzel in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

March 31, 1984

Traded Derek Botelho and Don Werner to the Chicago Cubs. Received Alan Hargesheimer.

April 1, 1984

Traded Tom Edens to the New York Mets. Received Tucker Ashford.

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1982 / 1984 Trades and Transactions