Royals keep losing free agents

Despite coming off a World Series victory and being a great organization to be a part of, the KC Royals keep losing players via free agency.

Casey Coleman

Royals reliever Casey Coleman warming up on July 5, 2014 in Cleveland (Jen Nevius).

The newest is Casey Coleman, who signed a minor league deal with a big league spring training invite with Seattle.

Coleman, one of three Coleman’s that played with Triple-A Omaha in 2015, pitched in 33 games with the Storm Chasers, but zero with the Royals. He pitched in ten games with the Royals in 2014 (after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs).

It was a rough 2015 season for Coleman, who walked 41 and allowed 102 hits in just 82.1 innings.


Coleman joins big leaguers Ben Zobrist (Cubs) and Johnny Cueto (SF Giants) and minor leaguers Paul Clemens (Miami), Joba Chamberlain (Cleveland), Casey Kotchman (Toronto), and JC Sulbaran (St. Louis) to look for greener pastures elsewhere. It was also rumored that lefty Buddy Baumann had Major League offers. The Royals never gave him a chance.

About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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