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2010 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2009 / 2011

67-95, Finished 5th in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Trey Hillman (12-23) and Ned Yost (55-72)
GM: Dayton Moore, Farm Dir: J.J. Picollo, Scouting Dir: J.J. Picollo
Scored 676 runs, Allowed 845 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-97

Ballparks: Kauffman Stadium · Attendance: 1,615,327 (11th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 99

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 2009

Brandon Duckworth granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2009

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 (Standings)

Released Vance Wilson.

April 2, 2010 (Standings)

Purchased Luis Mendoza from the Texas Rangers.

April 23, 2010 (Standings)

Released Juan Cruz.

April 26, 2010 (Standings)

Selected Jai Miller off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

May 1, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Carlos Rosa to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Rey Navarro (minors).

May 4, 2010 (Standings)

Sold Buck Coats to the Chicago White Sox.

Released Roman Colon.

June 3, 2010 (Standings)

Selected Kanekoa Texeira off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

June 7, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Christian Colon in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 2010.

June 8, 2010 (Standings)

Brad Thompson granted Free Agency.

Drafted Kevin Chapman in the 4th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed July 6, 2010.

Drafted Michael Mariot in the 8th round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2010.

June 16, 2010 (Standings)

Released John Parrish.

July 4, 2010 (Standings)

Sold Edwin Bellorin to the Houston Astros.

July 22, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Alberto Callaspo to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Sean O'Sullivan and Will Smith.

July 28, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Scott Podsednik to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Elisaul Pimentel (minors) and Lucas May.

July 31, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth to the Atlanta Braves. Received Gregor Blanco, Jesse Chavez and Tim Collins.

August 13, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Jose Guillen to the San Francisco Giants. Received a player to be named later and cash. The San Francisco Giants sent Kevin Pucetas (minors) (October 14, 2010) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

September 13, 2010 (Standings)

Sold Willie Bloomquist to the Cincinnati Reds.

October 5, 2010 (Standings)

Anthony Lerew granted Free Agency.

Josh Rupe granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2010 (Standings)

Released Matt Herges.

November 1, 2010

Bruce Chen granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2010

Selected Joaquin Arias off waivers from the New York Mets.

November 5, 2010

Selected Lance Zawadzki off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

November 6, 2010

Shane Costa granted Free Agency.

Devon Lowery granted Free Agency.

Ed Lucas granted Free Agency.

Jai Miller granted Free Agency.

Scott Thorman granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2010

Brian Bannister granted Free Agency.

Traded David DeJesus to the Oakland Athletics. Received Justin Marks and Vin Mazzaro.

November 15, 2010

Signed Steven Shell as a free agent.

November 16, 2010

Signed Brett Carroll as a free agent.

November 17, 2010

Brian Anderson granted Free Agency.

November 24, 2010

Released Bryan Bullington.

December 2, 2010

Josh Fields granted Free Agency.

December 8, 2010

Signed Jeff Francoeur as a free agent.

December 9, 2010

Drafted Nathan Adcock from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

December 10, 2010

Signed Melky Cabrera as a free agent.

December 17, 2010

Philip Humber selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

December 19, 2010

Traded Yuniesky Betancourt, Zack Greinke and cash to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi.

December 31, 2010

Signed Zach Miner as a free agent.

January 14, 2011

Signed Jeff Francis as a free agent.

January 15, 2011

Signed Bruce Chen as a free agent.

January 18, 2011

Gil Meche voluntarily retired.

January 26, 2011

Dusty Hughes selected by the Minnesota Twins off waivers.

February 3, 2011

Signed Pedro Feliz as a free agent.

March 22, 2011

Sold Brett Carroll to the Milwaukee Brewers.

March 27, 2011

Released Pedro Feliz.

March 28, 2011

Purchased Matt Treanor from the Texas Rangers.

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions