2018 Kansas City Royals season

2018 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
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, Steve Stewart, Rex Hudler, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc, Jeff Montgomery)
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The 2018 Kansas City Royals season is their 50th season for the franchise, and their 46th at Kauffman Stadium.



November 2, 2017: 1B Eric Hosmer, 3B Mike Moustakas, RHP Peter Moylan, LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Trevor Cahill, RF Melky Cabrera, CF Lorenzo Cain, and SS Alcides Escobar elected free agency. Activated RHP Nate Karns, LHP Brian Flynn, CF Bubba Starling, and RHP Miguel Almonte from the 60-day disabled list.

November 3, 2017: LHP Mike Minor elected free agency.

November 20, 2017: Selected the contract of C Meibrys Viloria from Lexington Legends. Selected the contract of LHP Tim Hill from Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Selected the contract of LHP Eric Stout from Omaha Storm Chasers.

December 1, 2017: LF Terrance Gore elected free agency.

December 2, 2017: Signed free agent LF Terrance Gore to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

December 5, 2017: Signed free agent RHP Wily Peralta.

December 7, 2017: Signed free agent RHP Scott Barlow.

December 8, 2017: Seattle Mariners claim Mike Morin off waivers.

December 14, 2017: New York Mets traded RHP Burch Smith for Future Considerations. Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Brad Keller for Future Considerations.

December 15, 2017: Signed free agent RHP Mike Broadway to a minor league contract. Signed free agent DH Cody Asche to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

January 4, 2018: Chicago White Sox traded 2B Jake Peter to Los Angeles Dodgers; Dodgers traded cash, RHP Joakim Soria and LHP Luis Avilan to White Sox; Dodgers traded SS Erick Mejia and RHP Trevor Oaks to Royals; Royals traded RHP Joakim Soria and LHP Scott Alexander to Dodgers.

Regular season

Game log

2018 game log: 44–91 (Home: 24–45; Away: 20–46)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Royals team member

Season standings

American League Central

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 7758 0.570 42–26 35–32
Minnesota Twins 6372 0.467 14 39–29 24–43
Chicago White Sox 5482 0.397 23½ 26–42 28–40
Detroit Tigers 5482 0.397 23½ 34–34 20–48
Kansas City Royals 4591 0.331 32½ 25–45 20–46

American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 9443 0.686
Houston Astros 8353 0.610
Cleveland Indians 7758 0.570
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 8650 0.632 +5½
Oakland Athletics 8156 0.591
Seattle Mariners 7660 0.559
Tampa Bay Rays 7263 0.533 8
Los Angeles Angels 6670 0.485 14½
Minnesota Twins 6372 0.467 17
Toronto Blue Jays 6174 0.452 19
Texas Rangers 5977 0.434 21½
Chicago White Sox 5482 0.397 26½
Detroit Tigers 5482 0.397 26½
Kansas City Royals 4491 0.326 36
Baltimore Orioles 4096 0.294 40½

Record against opponents

2018 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Baltimore 2–142–22–42–50–32–31–51–66-100–30–48–83–44–127–13
Boston 14–23–32–24–22–25–16–04–38–52–44–311–86–112–411–3
Chicago 2–23–33–106–100–710–62–27–82–42–52–44–24–32–45–12
Cleveland 5–22–210–312–43–48–43–310–92–52–42–51–14–21–212–8
Detroit 4–22–410–64–121–26–93–46–72–40–73–42–43–44–34–10
Houston 3–02–27–04–32–15–19–61–22–512–78–83–412–72–111–6
Kansas City 3–21–56–104–89–61–51–66–62–52–51–50–72–52–54–11
Los Angeles 5–10–62–23–34–36–96–14–31–57–67–81–66–44–310–10
Minnesota 6–13–48–79–107–62–16–63–40–41–31–53–42–34–28–12
New York 10–65–84–25–24–25–25–25–14–02–13–07–84–312–412–8
Oakland 3–04–25–24–27–07–125–26–73–11–26–91–310–67–012–8
Seattle 4–03–44–25–24–38–85–18–75–10–39–66–16–63–46–12
Tampa Bay 8–88–112–41–14–24–37–06–14–38–73–11–62–17–27–13
Texas 4–31–63–42–44–37–125–24–63–23–46–106–61–23–37–10
Toronto 12–44–124–22–13–41–25–23–42–44–120–74–32–73–312–7

Updated with the results of all games through September 1, 2018.

Current roster

Kansas City Royals roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Starting rotation










60-day disabled list

26 active, 13 inactive

7- or 10-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated September 1, 2018
TransactionsDepth chart

All MLB rosters

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League
AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals Texas League
A-Advanced Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League
A Lexington Legends South Atlantic League
Rookie Burlington Royals Appalachian League
Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League
Rookie AZL Royals Arizona League
Rookie DSL Royals Dominican Summer League


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