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2006 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2005 / 2007

62-100, Finished 5th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Buddy Bell (62-100)
GM: Allard Baird (Fired 5/30/2006), Dayton Moore (Hired 5/31/2006), Scouting Dir: Deric Ladnier
Scored 757 runs, Allowed 971 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-99

Ballparks: Kauffman Stadium · Attendance: 1,372,638 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 108

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2005 / 2007 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2005

Ryan Jensen sent to ??? in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

October 5, 2005

Jaime Cerda selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

October 6, 2005

Nate Field granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2005

Terrence Long granted Free Agency.

Selected Joel Peralta off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

October 11, 2005

Signed Wilson Valdez as a free agent.

October 15, 2005

Cory Aldridge granted Free Agency.

Adrian Brown granted Free Agency.

Derrin Ebert granted Free Agency.

Dave Elder granted Free Agency.

Chris George granted Free Agency.

Shane Nance granted Free Agency.

Alex Prieto granted Free Agency.

Santiago Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Wilkin Ruan granted Free Agency.

Chad Santos granted Free Agency.

Steve Stemle granted Free Agency.

Dennis Tankersley granted Free Agency.

Chris Truby granted Free Agency.

October 21, 2005

Selected Bobby Madritsch off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

October 27, 2005

Brian Anderson granted Free Agency.

Denny Hocking granted Free Agency.

Jose Lima granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Scott Sullivan granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2005

Joe McEwing granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2005

Signed Dave Elder as a free agent.

November 3, 2005

Signed Mike Coolbaugh as a free agent.

November 7, 2005

Signed Shane Loux as a free agent.

November 14, 2005

Signed Kerry Robinson as a free agent.

November 15, 2005

Signed Joe Nelson as a free agent.

November 16, 2005

Signed Chris Richard as a free agent.

November 17, 2005

Released Kevin Appier.

November 18, 2005

Signed Victor Santos as a free agent.

November 21, 2005

Signed Adam Bernero as a free agent.

November 22, 2005

Signed Seth Etherton as a free agent.

December 6, 2005

Released D.J. Carrasco.

December 7, 2005

Traded Chad Blackwell (minors) and Jonah Bayliss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Mark Redman.

December 8, 2005

Seth Etherton drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Victor Santos drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Signed Joe McEwing as a free agent.

Drafted Fabio Castro from the Chicago White Sox in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

Traded Fabio Castro to the Texas Rangers. Received Esteban German.

December 11, 2005

Signed Steve Stemle as a free agent.

December 12, 2005

Signed Elmer Dessens as a free agent.

December 16, 2005

Signed Paul Bako as a free agent.

Signed Scott Elarton as a free agent.

Signed Mark Grudzielanek as a free agent.

Signed Doug Mientkiewicz as a free agent.

Released Ken Harvey.

December 19, 2005

Traded Matt Diaz to the Atlanta Braves. Received Ricardo Rodriguez (minors).

December 21, 2005

Shawn Camp granted Free Agency.

Traded Chris Demaria to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Justin Barnes (minors).

January 3, 2006

Signed Joe Mays as a free agent.

January 6, 2006

Signed Reggie Sanders as a free agent.

January 19, 2006

Signed Randy Ruiz as a free agent.

January 27, 2006

Signed Ken Harvey as a free agent.

February 1, 2006

Signed Chad Allen as a free agent.

Signed Bobby Keppel as a free agent.

February 21, 2006

Signed Ryan Snare as a free agent.

Signed Ed Yarnall as a free agent.

March 4, 2006

Signed Dee Brown as a free agent.

March 13, 2006

Signed Luke Hudson as a free agent.

March 28, 2006

Selected Steve Andrade off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

Selected Tony Graffanino off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

March 30, 2006

Sold Joe McEwing to the Houston Astros.

Released Chris Richard.

March 31, 2006

Signed Junior Herndon as a free agent.

Traded Wilson Valdez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jarod Plummer (minors).

April 14, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Frank Brooks as a free agent.

Released Justin Huisman.

Released Randy Ruiz.

April 29, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Alex Prieto as a free agent.

May 8, 2006 (Standings)

Released Joe Mays.

May 12, 2006 (Standings)

Selected Chris Booker off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

May 13, 2006 (Standings)

Released Ryan Snare.

May 24, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Neal Musser as a free agent.

May 27, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Brian Boehringer as a free agent.

Purchased Seth Etherton from the San Diego Padres.

June 2, 2006 (Standings)

Released Adam Bernero.

June 6, 2006 (Standings)

Drafted Luke Hochevar in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed August 4, 2006.

Drafted Blake Wood in the 3rd round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 2006.

Drafted Derrick Robinson in the 4th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2006.

Drafted Everett Teaford in the 12th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2006.

Drafted Brad Boxberger in the 20th round of the 2006 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jarrod Dyson in the 50th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2006.

June 9, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Donovan Osborne as a free agent.

Released Steve Andrade.

Selected Todd Wellemeyer off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

June 11, 2006 (Standings)

Purchased Brandon Duckworth from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 12, 2006 (Standings)

Released Frank Brooks.

June 16, 2006 (Standings)

Kyle Snyder selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

June 20, 2006 (Standings)

Traded J.P. Howell to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Fernando Cortez and Joey Gathright.

July 5, 2006 (Standings)

Aaron Guiel selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

July 9, 2006 (Standings)

Released Dave Elder.

July 13, 2006 (Standings)

Released Brian Boehringer.

July 14, 2006 (Standings)

Returned Chris Booker (earlier draft pick) to the Washington Nationals.

Signed Adam Bernero as a free agent.

July 19, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Ruben Gotay to the New York Mets. Received Jeff Keppinger.

July 22, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Andy Van Hekken as a free agent.

July 24, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Mike MacDougal to the Chicago White Sox. Received Tyler Lumsden (minors) and Dan Cortes.

July 25, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Elmer Dessens to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Blake Johnson (minors), Julio Cesar Pimentel (minors), Odalis Perez and cash.

Traded Tony Graffanino to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Jorge De La Rosa.

July 27, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Esteban Yan as a free agent.

July 31, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Jeremy Affeldt and Denny Bautista to the Colorado Rockies. Received Scott Dohmann and Ryan Shealy.

Traded Matt Stairs to the Texas Rangers. Received Jose Diaz.

August 4, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Pat Mahomes as a free agent.

August 29, 2006 (Standings)

Released Donovan Osborne.

September 1, 2006 (Standings)

Released Bobby Madritsch.

September 7, 2006 (Standings)

Released Pat Mahomes.

October 2, 2006 (Standings)

Seth Etherton granted Free Agency.

Kerry Robinson granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Salvador Perez as an amateur free agent.

October 11, 2006 (Standings)

Mike Wood selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

October 12, 2006 (Standings)

Selected Ken Ray off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

October 13, 2006 (Standings)

Adam Bernero granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006 (Standings)

Chip Ambres granted Free Agency.

Brian Bass granted Free Agency.

Dee Brown granted Free Agency.

Chris Clapinski granted Free Agency.

Mike Coolbaugh granted Free Agency.

Jose Diaz granted Free Agency.

Ken Harvey granted Free Agency.

Junior Herndon granted Free Agency.

Bobby Keppel granted Free Agency.

Shane Loux granted Free Agency.

Neal Musser granted Free Agency.

Alex Prieto granted Free Agency.

Andy Van Hekken granted Free Agency.

Esteban Yan granted Free Agency.

Ed Yarnall granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2006

Signed Cody Clark as a free agent.

October 27, 2006

Signed Wayne Franklin as a free agent.

October 30, 2006

Signed Ed Yarnall as a free agent.

October 31, 2006

Paul Bako granted Free Agency.

Runelvys Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Doug Mientkiewicz granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2006

Mark Redman granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2006

Signed Graham Koonce as a free agent.

November 15, 2006

Signed Adam Greenberg as a free agent.

November 20, 2006

Signed Neal Musser as a free agent.

Purchased Jason LaRue from the Cincinnati Reds.

November 28, 2006

Sold Donnie Murphy to the Oakland Athletics.

November 29, 2006

Signed Jason Shiell as a free agent.

December 5, 2006

Signed Dewon Brazelton as a free agent.

December 6, 2006

Traded Ambiorix Burgos to the New York Mets. Received Brian Bannister.

December 7, 2006

Drafted Joakim Soria from the San Diego Padres in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 2006

Signed John Bale as a free agent.

Signed Octavio Dotel as a free agent.

December 12, 2006

Scott Dohmann granted Free Agency.

Brandon Duckworth granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2006

Signed Craig Brazell as a free agent.

Signed Gil Meche as a free agent.

Signed Kelvin Herrera as an amateur free agent.

December 16, 2006

Traded Andy Sisco to the Chicago White Sox. Received Ross Gload.

December 20, 2006

Signed Zach Day as a free agent.

Signed Brandon Duckworth as a free agent.

Signed David Riske as a free agent.

January 10, 2007

Signed Jorge Padilla as a free agent.

Traded Jeff Keppinger to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Russ Haltiwanger (minors).

January 12, 2007

Signed Alex Gonzalez as a free agent.

January 30, 2007

Signed Max St. Pierre as a free agent.

February 6, 2007

Signed Jason Standridge as a free agent.

March 23, 2007

Traded Erik Cordier to the Atlanta Braves. Received Tony Pena.

March 27, 2007

Traded Max St. Pierre to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Ben Hendrickson.

March 29, 2007

Released Alex Gonzalez.

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2005 / 2007 Trades and Transactions