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1986 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1985 / 1987

76-86, Finished 3rd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dick Howser (40-48) and Mike Ferraro (36-38)
GM: John Schuerholz
Scored 654 runs, Allowed 673 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-83

Ballparks: Royals Stadium · Attendance: 2,320,794 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 99

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1985 / 1987 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 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.

October 15, 1985

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 (Standings)

Released Onix Concepcion.

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

April 3, 1986 (Standings)

The Toronto Blue Jays returned Jose de Jesus (earlier draft pick).

April 4, 1986 (Standings)

Signed Rudy Law as a free agent.

April 28, 1986 (Standings)

Signed Carlos Maldonado as an amateur free agent.

May 13, 1986 (Standings)

Signed Hector Wagner as an amateur free agent.

May 15, 1986 (Standings)

Signed Onix Concepcion as a free agent.

May 21, 1986 (Standings)

Traded Mark Huismann to the Seattle Mariners. Received Terry Bell.

June 2, 1986 (Standings)

Drafted Mike Butcher in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft (June Secondary).

Drafted Harvey Pulliam in the 3rd round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 1986.

Drafted Bo Jackson in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft.

Drafted Tom Gordon in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1986.

Drafted Greg Hibbard in the 16th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 1986.

Drafted Dennis Moeller in the 17th round of the 1986 amateur draft.

Drafted Torey Lovullo in the 27th round of the 1986 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted David Howard in the 32nd round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed May 15, 1987.

Drafted Tom Urbani in the 33rd round of the 1986 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

August 16, 1986 (Standings)

Signed Jacob Brumfield as a free agent.

September 23, 1986 (Standings)

Traded Darryl Motley to the Atlanta Braves. Received Steve Shields.

October 2, 1986 (Standings)

Selected Jim Eisenreich off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

October 15, 1986 (Standings)

Butch Davis granted Free Agency.

Mike Griffin granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1986

Released Onix Concepcion.

November 12, 1986

Lynn Jones granted Free Agency.

Rudy Law granted Free Agency.

Jamie Quirk granted Free Agency.

Lonnie Smith granted Free Agency.

November 14, 1986

Signed Scotti Madison as a free agent.

November 15, 1986

Signed Joe DeSa as a free agent.

Signed Jerry Don Gleaton as a free agent.

Signed Jamie Nelson as a free agent.

Signed Bill Swaggerty as a free agent.

December 8, 1986

Jose Nunez drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1986 rule 5 draft.

Signed Rudy Law as a free agent.

Signed Jamie Quirk as a free agent.

December 10, 1986

Traded Scott Bankhead, Mike Kingery and Steve Shields to the Seattle Mariners. Received Rick Luecken and Danny Tartabull.

December 17, 1986

Traded Jimmy Daniel (minors) and Joseph Jarrell (minors) to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Juan Beniquez.

December 18, 1986

Released Mike Brewer.

December 19, 1986

Released Buddy Biancalana.

Released Hal McRae.

December 22, 1986

Released Steve Balboni.

Released Alan Hargesheimer.

Released Dennis Leonard.

Released Jorge Orta.

1987

Signed Mike Fuentes as a free agent.

January 1, 1987

Signed Tom Gilles as a free agent.

January 12, 1987

Signed Buddy Biancalana as a free agent.

Signed Hal McRae as a free agent.

Signed Jorge Orta as a free agent.

February 6, 1987

Signed Bob Stoddard as a free agent.

February 13, 1987

Signed Matt Winters as a free agent.

February 25, 1987

Signed Steve Balboni as a free agent.

March 20, 1987

Traded Pete Carey (minors) and Eddie Tanner (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Derek Botelho.

March 27, 1987

Released Rudy Law.

Traded David Cone and Chris Jelic to the New York Mets. Received Rick Anderson, Mauro Gozzo and Ed Hearn.

March 30, 1987

Released Greg Pryor.

Traded Jim Sundberg to the Chicago Cubs. Received Thad Bosley and Dave Gumpert.

March 31, 1987

Signed Larry Owen as a free agent.

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1985 / 1987 Trades and Transactions