Awash in the heady days of 100-loss seasons and the tide of ridicule from the rest of the baseball community, the Royals acquired a great deal of player turnover on their roster. I shudder and weep for any team that had more unknown players filter on and off of their 25-man than the Royals did.
The quaint side-effect of this trend is that, as teams continue to acquire relievers, and as the Royals make their rounds on the 162-game schedule, every so often you will run in to a vaguely-familiar name on the back of a jersey, and as this vaguely-familiar name proceeds to (as has been consistent in year's past) make the Royals offense look like fools at the plate, you scour the internet to discover the origin of this familiarity, and lo, the pieces fall into place, and the puzzle becomes clear: he spent some time with the Blue Boys.
So, here is a list of some arms from the past, who continue to surface on ball fields around the majors, and also a few of the more intriguing names that don't.
This is by no means a comprehensive list. I went back through previous rosters and investigated as to the whereabouts of the player. Of course, the further back you go, the more difficult it gets, so this list only dates back to about 2006.
And so, without further stalling for time:
J.P. Howell (Rays, currently on DL)
Kyle Farnsworth (Rays)
Joel Peralta (Rays)
Ramon Ramirez (Giants)
Jorge De La Rosa (Rockies)
Jimmy Gobble (In Minors with Rockies)
Todd Wellemeyer (AAA with Giants)
Shawn Camp (Blue Jays)
Ambiorix Burgos (Assaulted one, attempted to murder one, killed one, currently resides in a Dominican Republic prison)
Runelvys Hernandez (Mexican League, Broncos de Reynosa)
Kyle Snyder (Mexican League, Senadores de San Juan)