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2012 Kansas City Royals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

72-90, Finished 3rd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ned Yost (72-90)
GM: Dayton Moore, Farm Dir: Scott Sharp, Scouting Dir: Lonnie Goldberg
Scored 676 runs, Allowed 746 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Ballparks: Kauffman Stadium · Attendance: 1,739,859 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 100

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

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

October 7, 2011

Rob Tejeda granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2011

Released Lance Zawadzki.

October 11, 2011

Selected Aaron Laffey off waivers from the New York Yankees.

October 21, 2011

Jesse Chavez selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

October 30, 2011

Bruce Chen granted Free Agency.

Jeff Francis granted Free Agency.

Jason Kendall granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Joaquin Arias granted Free Agency.

Zach Miner granted Free Agency.

Jeff Suppan granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2011

Traded Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants. Received Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo.

November 12, 2011

Signed Francisley Bueno as a free agent.

November 15, 2011

Signed Tommy Hottovy as a free agent.

November 23, 2011

Signed Bruce Chen as a free agent.

November 29, 2011

Signed Jonathan Broxton as a free agent.

December 1, 2011

Signed Tony Abreu as a free agent.

Signed Zach Miner as a free agent.

December 7, 2011

Traded Yamaico Navarro to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Brooks Pounders (minors) and Diego Goris (minors).

December 8, 2011

Drafted Cesar Cabral from the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Sold Cesar Cabral to the New York Yankees.

December 9, 2011

Jeff Bianchi selected by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.

December 12, 2011

Aaron Laffey granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2011

Signed Greg Golson as a free agent.

Signed Max Ramirez as a free agent.

Signed J.C. Gutierrez as a free agent.

December 14, 2011

Signed Devon Lowery as a free agent.

December 20, 2011

Signed Yuniesky Betancourt as a free agent.

December 21, 2011

Signed Jose Mijares as a free agent.

January 13, 2012

Signed Kevin Kouzmanoff as a free agent.

January 25, 2012

Signed Roman Colon as a free agent.

February 18, 2012

Signed Aaron Guiel as a free agent.

March 6, 2012

Signed Terry Evans as a free agent.

March 20, 2012

Traded a player to be named later and Kevin Chapman to the Houston Astros. Received Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero. The Kansas City Royals sent D'Andre Toney (minors) (June 10, 2012) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

March 25, 2012

Sold Greg Golson to the Chicago White Sox.

April 20, 2012 (Standings)

Sold Zach Miner to the Detroit Tigers.

May 12, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Doug Davis as a free agent.

June 21, 2012 (Standings)

Sold Sean O'Sullivan to the Toronto Blue Jays.

July 2, 2012 (Standings)

Released Humberto Quintero.

July 7, 2012 (Standings)

Selected Adam Moore off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

July 19, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jason Kendall as a free agent.

July 20, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Jonathan Sanchez to the Colorado Rockies. Received Jeremy Guthrie.

July 24, 2012 (Standings)

Jason Kendall voluntarily retired.

July 31, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Jonathan Broxton to the Cincinnati Reds. Received J.C. Sulbaran (minors) and Donnie Joseph.

August 6, 2012 (Standings)

Jose Mijares selected by the San Francisco Giants off waivers.

August 14, 2012 (Standings)

Released Yuniesky Betancourt.

October 4, 2012 (Standings)

Mitch Maier granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2012 (Standings)

Roman Colon granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2012

Selected Chris Volstad off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

October 29, 2012

Jeremy Guthrie granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2012

Joakim Soria granted Free Agency.

Traded Brandon Sisk (minors) to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Ervin Santana and cash.

November 1, 2012

Signed Anthony Ortega as a free agent.

November 2, 2012

Selected Brett Hayes off waivers from the Miami Marlins.

Selected Guillermo Moscoso off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

Blake Wood selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

November 3, 2012

Doug Davis granted Free Agency.

Kevin Kouzmanoff granted Free Agency.

Manny Pina granted Free Agency.

Aaron Guiel granted Free Agency.

Cody Clark granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2012

Signed Manny Pina as a free agent.

November 8, 2012

Sold Jeremy Jeffress to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Traded Tommy Hottovy to the Texas Rangers. Received a player to be named later. The Texas Rangers sent Desmond Henry (minors) (March 27, 2013) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

November 9, 2012

Signed Luis Durango as a free agent.

Signed Brandon Wood as a free agent.

November 12, 2012

Jason Bourgeois granted Free Agency.

November 16, 2012

Signed Brian Sanches as a free agent.

Signed Atahualpa Severino as a free agent.

November 20, 2012

Signed Jeremy Guthrie as a free agent.

November 28, 2012

Brayan Pena granted Free Agency.

Chris Volstad granted Free Agency.

Traded Vin Mazzaro and Clint Robinson to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Luis Rico (minors) and Luis Santos (minors).

November 30, 2012

Derrick Robinson granted Free Agency.

December 7, 2012

Signed George Sherrill as a free agent.

December 9, 2012

Traded Mike Montgomery (minors), Patrick Leonard (minors), Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi to the Tampa Bay Rays. Received a player to be named later, Wade Davis and James Shields. The Tampa Bay Rays sent Elliot Johnson (February 12, 2013) to the Kansas City Royals to complete the trade.

December 11, 2012

Signed Dan Wheeler as a free agent.

Signed Willy Taveras as a free agent.

December 14, 2012

Signed Xavier Nady as a free agent.

December 31, 2012

Signed Miguel Tejada as a free agent.

Signed Endy Chavez as a free agent.

January 3, 2013

Signed Blaine Boyer as a free agent.

January 12, 2013

Signed Charles Thomas as a free agent.

January 25, 2013

Selected George Kottaras off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

February 4, 2013

Tony Abreu selected by the San Francisco Giants off waivers.

February 11, 2013

Signed Zach Jackson as a free agent.

March 16, 2013

Guillermo Moscoso selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

March 22, 2013

Released Endy Chavez.

March 26, 2013

Released Xavier Nady.

Released George Sherrill.

March 27, 2013

Signed Xavier Nady as a free agent.

Signed George Sherrill as a free agent.

April 1, 2013

Released Luis Durango.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions