Royals finalize Opening Day roster

The KC Royals finalized their Opening Day roster today and yes reliever Peter Moylan is on the roster.

kansas-city-royals-logo-1586891To make room on the 40-man roster for Moylan, third baseman Hunter Dozier was recalled from the minors and placed on the 60-day DL. Dozier has a Grade 2 left oblique strain. UPDATE: he is expected to be out 6-8 weeks. Dozier will stay in extended spring training in Arizona and is eligible to begin a rehab assignment after 40 days.

Also on the roster is outfielder Terrance Gore, as fellow outfielder Jorge Soler went on the 10-day DL. The only time Gore will see the field is from the dugout or if he is called on to pinch run (and how often does that happen in April?).


Here is the entire Royals OD roster:

Starters: Danny Duffy, Ian Kennedy (who will start the home opener on April 10th), Jason Hammel, Jason Vargas, and Nate Karns

Relievers: Moylan, Travis Wood, Chris Young, Mike Minor, Matt Strahm, Joakim Soria, and closer Kelvin Herrera

Catchers: Salvador Perez and Drew Butera

Infielders: Eric Hosmer, Raul Mondesi, Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas, Cheslor Cuthbert, and Christian Colon

Outfielders: Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Paulo Orlando, and Gore

DH: Brandon Moss


The lineup against former Royal Ervin Santana tomorrow afternoon in Minnesota will look like this: LF Gordon, 3B, Moustakas, CF Cain, 1B Hosmer, C Perez, DH Moss, RF Orlando, SS Escobar, and 2B Mondesi, with Duffy getting the start.


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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