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2009 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

65-97, Finished 4th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Trey Hillman (65-97)
GM: Dayton Moore, Farm Dir: J.J. Picollo, Scouting Dir: J.J. Picollo
Scored 686 runs, Allowed 842 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-96

Ballparks: Kauffman Stadium · Attendance: 1,797,891 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 103

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 8, 2008

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.

Matt Tupman granted Free Agency.

Angel Sanchez selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

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

Signed Anthony Lerew as a free agent.

Released Jimmy Gobble.

April 1, 2009 (Standings)

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.

April 8, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Travis Metcalf off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

May 21, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Scott Thorman as a free agent.

May 25, 2009 (Standings)

Released Josh Newman.

June 2, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Tim Raines as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Aaron Crow in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed September 17, 2009.

Drafted Wil Myers in the 3rd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 14, 2009.

Drafted Chris Dwyer in the 4th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 13, 2009.

Drafted Louis Coleman in the 5th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2009.

Drafted Mike Morin in the 40th round of the 2009 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 10, 2009 (Standings)

Released Horacio Ramirez.

June 21, 2009 (Standings)

Released Matt Tupman.

June 28, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Chad Orvella as a free agent.

July 2, 2009 (Standings)

Received Steve Randolph from the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.

July 6, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Ryan Freel from the Chicago Cubs.

July 10, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Derrick Saito (minors) and Dan Cortes to the Seattle Mariners. Received Yuniesky Betancourt.

July 15, 2009 (Standings)

Released Oscar Villarreal.

July 16, 2009 (Standings)

Released Tommy Murphy.

July 29, 2009 (Standings)

Released Steve Randolph.

July 30, 2009 (Standings)

Purchased Josh Anderson from the Detroit Tigers.

August 10, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Mike O'Connor as a free agent.

August 12, 2009 (Standings)

Sidney Ponson granted Free Agency.

August 13, 2009 (Standings)

Released Ryan Freel.

August 19, 2009 (Standings)

Released Travis Metcalf.

August 24, 2009 (Standings)

Released Ron Mahay.

September 3, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Danny Gutierrez (minors) to the Texas Rangers. Received Tim Smith (minors) and Manny Pina.

October 5, 2009 (Standings)

Brandon Duckworth granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2009 (Standings)

Tony Pena granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2009

Jamey Wright granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Bruce Chen granted Free Agency.

Miguel Olivo granted Free Agency.

Traded Mark Teahen to the Chicago White Sox. Received Josh Fields and Chris Getz.

November 9, 2009

Juan Abreu granted Free Agency.

Cory Aldridge granted Free Agency.

Shane Costa granted Free Agency.

Coco Crisp granted Free Agency.

Tim Hamulack granted Free Agency.

J.R. House granted Free Agency.

Mike O'Connor granted Free Agency.

Chad Orvella granted Free Agency.

Heath Phillips granted Free Agency.

Tim Raines granted Free Agency.

Ryan Shealy granted Free Agency.

Vance Wilson granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2009

Yasuhiko Yabuta granted Free Agency.

November 11, 2009

Lenny DiNardo granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2009

Signed Wilson Betemit as a free agent.

November 17, 2009

Signed Jorge Campillo as a free agent.

November 20, 2009

Signed Brad Thompson as a free agent.

November 21, 2009

Devon Lowery granted Free Agency.

Doug Waechter granted Free Agency.

November 24, 2009

Signed Edwin Bellorin as a free agent.

November 25, 2009

Sold Tug Hulett to the Boston Red Sox.

November 27, 2009

Signed Josh Rupe as a free agent.

November 30, 2009

Signed Bryan Bullington as a free agent.

Signed Buck Coats as a free agent.

December 6, 2009

Signed Steven Lerud as a free agent.

December 10, 2009

Released John Bale.

Released Mike Jacobs.

December 11, 2009

Signed Shane Costa as a free agent.

Signed Philip Humber as a free agent.

Signed Jason Kendall as a free agent.

December 12, 2009

Signed Devon Lowery as a free agent.

Josh Anderson granted Free Agency.

John Buck granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2009

Signed Bruce Chen as a free agent.

Signed Vance Wilson as a free agent.

December 22, 2009

Signed Brian Anderson as a free agent.

2010

Francisco Rosario received from ??? in an unknown transaction.

January 4, 2010

Signed John Parrish as a free agent.

January 8, 2010

Signed Scott Podsednik as a free agent.

January 10, 2010

Signed Matt Herges as a free agent.

January 16, 2010

Signed Jamie Romak as a free agent.

January 19, 2010

Released Luis Hernandez.

January 21, 2010

Signed Rick Ankiel as a free agent.

March 27, 2010

Sent Steven Lerud to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

March 31, 2010

Released Francisco Rosario.

April 1, 2010

Released Vance Wilson.

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