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1984 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1983 / 1985

84-78, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (84-78)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Dick Balderson
Scored 673 runs, Allowed 686 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-82

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 1,810,018 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 99

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1983 / 1985 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 1983

Released Steve Renko.

October 11, 1983

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 (Standings)

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

May 10, 1984 (Standings)

Purchased Dane Iorg from the St. Louis Cardinals.

May 17, 1984 (Standings)

Sold Orlando Sanchez to the Baltimore Orioles.

May 19, 1984 (Standings)

Sold Tucker Ashford to the Baltimore Orioles.

June 4, 1984 (Standings)

Drafted Scott Bankhead in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft.

Drafted Luis de los Santos in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1984.

Drafted Chito Martinez in the 6th round of the 1984 amateur draft.

Drafted Kevin Koslofski in the 20th round of the 1984 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 1984.

August 16, 1984 (Standings)

Signed Bucky Dent as a free agent.

September 1, 1984 (Standings)

Traded James Miner (minors) to the Houston Astros. Received Luis Pujols.

September 4, 1984 (Standings)

Released Mark Ryal.

October 10, 1984 (Standings)

Released Bucky Dent.

Released Leon Roberts.

October 19, 1984

Luis Pujols granted Free Agency.

November 8, 1984

Greg Pryor granted Free Agency.

December 20, 1984

Signed Greg Pryor as a free agent.

December 25, 1984

Signed Mike Griffin as a free agent.

January 3, 1985

Drafted Kevin Brown in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Andy Mota in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Blas Minor in the 11th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 7, 1985

Traded U.L. Washington to the Montreal Expos. Received Kenneth Baker (minors) and Mike Kinnunen.

January 18, 1985

As part of a 4-team trade, traded Don Slaught to the Texas Rangers and Frank Wills to the New York Mets. Received Jim Sundberg from the Milwaukee Brewers. In addition, the Texas Rangers sent a player to be named later and Danny Darwin to the Milwaukee Brewers; and the New York Mets sent Tim Leary to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Texas Rangers sent William Hance (minors) (January 30, 1985) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

January 29, 1985

Signed Renie Martin as a free agent.

February 7, 1985

Signed Pat Putnam as a free agent.

February 19, 1985

Signed Mike LaCoss as a free agent.

February 25, 1985

Signed Jamie Quirk as a free agent.

March 19, 1985

Traded Keith Creel to the Cleveland Indians. Received a player to be named later. The Cleveland Indians sent Dwight Taylor (October 3, 1985) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

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1983 / 1985 Trades and Transactions