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+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  86-76   .531
Result:   3rd in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Ned Yost
General Manager:   Dayton Moore
Stadium:  Kauffman Stadium
Attendance:  1,750,754
Payroll:  $80,491,725
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Royals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jamey Carroll (39)
Youngest Player:  Yordano Ventura (22)
Longest Tenure:  
Top Hitter:  Alex Gordon (14)
Top Pitcher:  James Shields (10)
Top Draft Pick:  Hunter Dozier (#8)

Roster Continuity:  
Top Prospect:   Kyle Zimmer
American League Standings
KC Royals8676.5317.0
Chi White Sox6399.38930.0

Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Emilio BonifacioToronto Blue Jays201320131$ 2,600,000 Avoiding arbitration
Billy ButlerKansas City Royals201120144$ 30,000,000$ 7.50m$2m signing bonus. Avoided arbitration
Jamey CarrollMinnesota Twins201220132$ 6,500,000$ 3.25mClub option for 2014
Bruce ChenKansas City Royals201220132$ 9,000,000$ 4.50m
Pedro CiriacoBoston Red Sox201320131$ 0 
Tim CollinsKansas City Royals201320131$ 534,500 
Wade DavisTampa Bay Rays201120144$ 12,600,000$ 3.15mClub options for 2015-2017
Chris DwyerKansas City Royals201320131$ 0 
Jarrod DysonKansas City Royals201320131$ 0 
Alcides EscobarKansas City Royals201220154$ 10,500,000$ 2.63mClub options for 2016-2017, replaced deal signed in Feb
Irving FaluKansas City Royals201320131$ 0 
Chris GetzKansas City Royals201320131$ 1,050,000 Avoided arbitration
Chris GetzKansas City Royals201320131$ 1,050,000 
Alex GordonKansas City Royals201220154$ 37,500,000$ 9.38mPlayer option for 2016. Replaced deal signed in Feb
Jeremy GuthrieKansas City Royals201320153$ 25,000,000$ 8.33m
Jeremy GuthrieKansas City Royals201320153$ 25,000,000$ 8.33m
Brett HayesKansas City Royals201320131$ 0 
Brett HayesKansas City Royals201320131$ 0 Avoided arbitration
Luke HochevarKansas City Royals201320131$ 4,650,000 
Donnie JosephKansas City Royals201320131$ 0 
George KottarasOakland Athletics201320131$ 0 Avoided arbitration
Carlos PenaHouston Astros201320131$ 2,900,000 
Salvador PerezKansas City Royals201220165$ 7,000,000$ 1.40mClub options for 2017-2019
Ervin SantanaLos Angeles Angels201320131$ 13,000,000 Option exercised by Angels, then traded to Royals
James ShieldsTampa Bay Rays201320131$ 9,000,000 Option exercised
Everett TeafordKansas City Royals201320131$ 0 

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