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1985 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1984 / 1986

91-71, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (91-71)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Art Stewart
Scored 687 runs, Allowed 639 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-76

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,162,717 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 101


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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions

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

October 10, 1984

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.

April 5, 1985 (Standings)

Sent Mike Brewer to the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

May 6, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Jose Alvarez as a free agent.

May 9, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Lenny Faedo as a free agent.

Signed Steve Farr as a free agent.

May 17, 1985 (Standings)

Traded John Morris to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Lonnie Smith.

May 18, 1985 (Standings)

Released Larry Gura.

June 3, 1985 (Standings)

Drafted Brian McRae in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1985.

Drafted Chris Jelic in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Mike Macfarlane in the 4th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1985.

Drafted Deion Sanders in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 5, 1985 (Standings)

Released Jose Alvarez.

September 3, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Omar Moreno as a free agent.

September 17, 1985 (Standings)

Received Mike Brewer from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

October 15, 1985 (Standings)

Mike Kinnunen granted Free Agency.

November 6, 1985

Released Mike LaCoss.

November 12, 1985

Dane Iorg granted Free Agency.

Lynn Jones granted Free Agency.

Hal McRae granted Free Agency.

Jamie Quirk granted Free Agency.

November 15, 1985

Released Omar Moreno.

November 27, 1985

Signed Jamie Quirk as a free agent.

December 2, 1985

Signed Lynn Jones as a free agent.

December 8, 1985

Signed Hal McRae as a free agent.

December 10, 1985

Jose de Jesus drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

January 14, 1986

Drafted Sean Berry in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1986 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed March 31, 1986.

March 28, 1986

Released Joe Beckwith.

Released Mike Jones.

Released Pat Sheridan.

April 1, 1986

Released Onix Concepcion.

Traded Tony Ferreira to the New York Mets. Received Angel Salazar.

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