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2008 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

75-87, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Trey Hillman (75-87)
GM: Dayton Moore, Scouting Dir: Deric Ladnier
Scored 691 runs, Allowed 781 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-90

Ballparks: Kauffman Stadium · Attendance: 1,578,922 (14th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 94, Pitching - 96

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2007

Jason Shiell granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2007

Fernando Cortez granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Andres Blanco granted Free Agency.

Zach Day granted Free Agency.

Adam Greenberg granted Free Agency.

Ben Hendrickson granted Free Agency.

Jason LaRue granted Free Agency.

Jorge Padilla granted Free Agency.

Reggie Sanders granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

David Riske granted Free Agency.

Mike Sweeney granted Free Agency.

John Thomson granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Odalis Perez granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2007

Selected Colby Lewis off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

November 16, 2007

Joe Nelson granted Free Agency.

November 25, 2007

Signed Adam Greenberg as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Wes Bankston selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

Signed Yasuhiko Yabuta as a free agent.

November 29, 2007

Released Craig Brazell.

December 4, 2007

Signed Jose Guillen as a free agent.

December 5, 2007

Signed Ben Hendrickson as a free agent.

Released Colby Lewis.

December 12, 2007

Emil Brown granted Free Agency.

Released Paul Phillips.

December 14, 2007

Traded Billy Buckner to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Alberto Callaspo.

December 20, 2007

Signed Ron Mahay as a free agent.

December 27, 2007

Signed Miguel Olivo as a free agent.

January 8, 2008

Signed Ken Huckaby as a free agent.

January 9, 2008

Signed Hideo Nomo as a free agent.

January 10, 2008

Signed Dave Matranga as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Chin-hui Tsao as a free agent.

January 15, 2008

Signed Tim Hamulack as a free agent.

Signed Damon Hollins as a free agent.

January 21, 2008

Signed Brett Tomko as a free agent.

January 22, 2008

Signed Brian Lawrence as a free agent.

February 1, 2008

Signed Brian Buchanan as a free agent.

February 8, 2008

Signed Jeff Fulchino as a free agent.

February 17, 2008

Signed Mike Maroth as a free agent.

March 19, 2008

Traded a player to be named later to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Brad Salmon. The Kansas City Royals sent Henry Arias (minors) (June 13, 2008) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

March 26, 2008

Sold Justin Huber to the San Diego Padres.

Released Brian Lawrence.

Traded a player to be named later to the Colorado Rockies. Received Ramon Ramirez. The Kansas City Royals sent Jorge De La Rosa (April 30, 2008) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.

March 28, 2008

Released Adam Greenberg.

Released Ben Hendrickson.

April 25, 2008 (Standings)

Released Hideo Nomo.

April 30, 2008 (Standings)

Released Mike Maroth.

May 10, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ken Huckaby.

May 21, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Horacio Ramirez as a free agent.

May 29, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Brayan Pena off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

May 31, 2008 (Standings)

Released Chin-hui Tsao.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Eric Hosmer in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.

Drafted Johnny Giavotella in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2008.

June 6, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Angel Berroa to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Juan Rivera (minors) and cash.

June 9, 2008 (Standings)

Received Travis Dawkins from the Chicago White Sox as part of a conditional deal.

June 21, 2008 (Standings)

Released Brett Tomko.

June 24, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Rob Tejeda off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

June 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jose Capellan as a free agent.

July 3, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Cory Aldridge as a free agent.

July 11, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Josh Newman off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

July 31, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Josh Labandeira as a free agent.

August 9, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Horacio Ramirez to the Chicago White Sox. Received Paulo Orlando (minors).

August 19, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Kip Wells as a free agent.

October 8, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Yordano Ventura as an amateur free agent.

October 24, 2008

Released Kip Wells.

October 30, 2008

Mark Grudzielanek granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Traded Juan Carlos Oviedo to the Florida Marlins. Received Mike Jacobs.

November 3, 2008

Brian Buchanan granted Free Agency.

Jose Capellan granted Free Agency.

Roman Colon granted Free Agency.

Travis Dawkins granted Free Agency.

John Foster granted Free Agency.

Damon Hollins granted Free Agency.

Josh Labandeira granted Free Agency.

Dave Matranga granted Free Agency.

Brad Salmon granted Free Agency.

Angel Sanchez selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

Matt Tupman granted Free Agency.

November 17, 2008

Ryan Braun granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2008

Signed Luis Hernandez as a free agent.

November 19, 2008

Traded Ramon Ramirez to the Boston Red Sox. Received Coco Crisp.

November 21, 2008

Luke Hudson granted Free Agency.

December 2, 2008

Signed Franquelis Osoria as a free agent.

December 3, 2008

Signed J.R. House as a free agent.

Signed Matt Tupman as a free agent.

December 8, 2008

Jeff Fulchino selected by the Houston Astros off waivers.

December 11, 2008

Signed Horacio Ramirez as a free agent.

Signed Doug Waechter as a free agent.

December 12, 2008

John Bale granted Free Agency.

Joey Gathright granted Free Agency.

Jason Smith granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2008

Signed Kyle Farnsworth as a free agent.

Signed Heath Phillips as a free agent.

December 16, 2008

Signed John Bale as a free agent.

December 18, 2008

Signed Tommy Murphy as a free agent.

Signed Oscar Villarreal as a free agent.

December 19, 2008

Signed Luke Hudson as a free agent.

December 20, 2008

Signed Lenny DiNardo as a free agent.

January 7, 2009

Signed Brian Buchanan as a free agent.

Signed Roman Colon as a free agent.

Signed Vance Wilson as a free agent.

January 9, 2009

Signed Willie Bloomquist as a free agent.

February 10, 2009

Signed Jamey Wright as a free agent.

February 19, 2009

Selected Tug Hulett off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

February 27, 2009

Released Neal Musser.

February 28, 2009

Signed Juan Cruz as a free agent.

March 1, 2009

Signed Bruce Chen as a free agent.

March 9, 2009

Released Esteban German.

March 17, 2009

Signed Sidney Ponson as a free agent.

March 18, 2009

Released Jimmy Gobble.

Signed Anthony Lerew as a free agent.

April 1, 2009

Released Joel Peralta.

Traded Ross Gload and cash to the Florida Marlins. Received a player to be named later. The Florida Marlins sent Eric Basurto (minors) (May 13, 2009) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

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