2012 Kansas City Royals season

2012 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 72–90 (.444)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) David Glass
General manager(s) Dayton Moore
Manager(s) Ned Yost
Local television Fox Sports Kansas City
(Ryan Lefebvre, Jeff Montgomery, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc)
Local radio KCSP 610 AM
(Denny Matthews, Bob Davis, Steve Stewart, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc)
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The Kansas City Royals' season of 2012 was the 44th for the Royals franchise. The Royals hosted the 83rd MLB All-Star Game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium, where the team played its 40th season of home games. The Royals finished 72-90, 3rd place in the AL Central.

Prior to the 2013 Kansas City Royals season (during the offseason), the Royals donated over $4 million in funds raised during the 2012 All-Star game for various projects in the Kansas City area communities, including building two baseball facilities for disabled children.

Alex Gordon signed a $37.5 million four-year deal with the Royals.

Jeremy Guthrie signed a $25 million three-year deal in November 2012 to stay with the Royals.

Season standings

American League Central

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 8874 0.543 50–31 38–43
Chicago White Sox 8577 0.525 3 45–36 40–41
Kansas City Royals 7290 0.444 16 37–44 35–46
Cleveland Indians 6894 0.420 20 37–44 31–50
Minnesota Twins 6696 0.407 22 31–50 35–46

American League Wild Card

Division Winners W L Pct.
New York Yankees 9567 0.586
Oakland Athletics 9468 0.580
Detroit Tigers 8874 0.543
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 9369 0.574
Texas Rangers 9369 0.574
Tampa Bay Rays 9072 0.556 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8973 0.549 4
Chicago White Sox 8577 0.525 8
Seattle Mariners 7587 0.463 18
Toronto Blue Jays 7389 0.451 20
Kansas City Royals 7290 0.444 21
Boston Red Sox 6993 0.426 24
Cleveland Indians 6894 0.420 25
Minnesota Twins 6696 0.407 27

Record vs. opponents

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore13–56–24–43–35–42–75–29–94–58–110–82–511–711–7
Boston5–136–25–35–54–30–64–35–131–85–49–92–67–1111–7
Chicago2–62–611–76–126–123–514–45–23–38–14–36–36–49–9
Cleveland4–43–57–1110–88–105–46–121–52–84–44–44–52–48–10
Detroit3–35–512–68–1013–55–510–84–64–31–55–23–74–211–7
Kansas City4–53–412–610–85–134–57–113–45–41–74–24–52–68–10
Los Angeles7–26–05–34–55–55–46–34–59–1011–81–910–94–412–6
Minnesota2–53–44–1412–68–1011–73–63–44–52–81–52–82–59–9
New York9–913–52–55–16–44–35–44–35–56–38–104–311–713–5
Oakland5–48–13–38–23–44–510–95–45–512–75–411–85–410–8
Seattle1–84–51–84–45–17–18–118–23–67–124–69–106–38–10
Tampa Bay8–109–93–44–42–52–49–15–110–84–56–45–414–49–9
Texas5–26–23–65–47–35–49–108–23–48–1110–94–56–314–4
Toronto7–1111–74–64–22–46–24–45–27–114–53–64–143–69–9

Game Log

Legend
Royals Win Royals Loss Game Postponed
* All times are CDT
2012 Game Log

Roster

2012 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League Mike Jirschele
AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals Texas League Brian Poldberg
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Vance Wilson
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Brian Buchanan
Rookie Burlington Royals Appalachian League Tommy Shields
Rookie AZL Royals Arizona League Darryl Kennedy
Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Omar Ramirez

References

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