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A complete list of who has left and who has joined the Royals over the winter

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Who's new? Who's gone?

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The Royals are the champs, but that did not stop them from having a busy winter. They spent over $170 million in free agent contracts last off-season and added three significant free agents - Ian Kennedy, Joakim Soria, and Mike Minor. The Royals were not all about big moves however. As they showed us last year with Chris Young and Ryan Madson, some times it is the less-heralded transaction that can make a huge difference.

Did you miss a signing? Here are all the new acquisitions to the organization since the end of last season, according to Baseball America and other sources.

Arrivals Transaction Old org.
SS Barmes, Clint Minor league free agent MLB SDP
3B Carrasco, Denicher Minor league free agent
P Castillo, Adriam Minor league free agent
IF Castro, Ramon Minor league free agent
C Cruz, Tony Trade MLB STL
C de San Miguel, Allan Minor league free agent Australia
1B Decker, Cody Minor league free agent AAA/MLB SDP
P Duensing, Brian Minor league free agent MLB MIN
3B Edwards, David Minor league free agent College
P Fana, Jeisson Minor league free agent
P Gee, Dillon Minor league free agent AAA/MLB NYM
P Huff, David Minor league free agent AAA/MLB LAD
P Kennedy, Ian MLB free agent MLB SDP
P Kern, Bruce Minor league free agent Atlantic Lg Long Island
P Lannan, John Minor league free agent AAA COL
P Minor, Mike MLB free agent MLB - DL ATL
C Mondesi, Paul Minor league free agent
P Moylan, Peter Minor league free agent AAA/MLB LAD
P Ohlendorf, Ross Minor league free agent AAA/MLB TEX
P Oliveros, Lester Minor league free agent AAA MIN
P Rodriguez, Enderson Minor league free agent
OF Snider, Travis Minor league free agent AAA/MLB BAL/PIT
P Soria, Joakim MLB free agent MLB DET/PIT
P Wang, Chien Ming Minor league free agent AAA ATL/SEA

Some of the candidates to be the next serviceable minor league free agents are Dillon Gee, Peter Moylan, Brian Duensing, and Travis Snider. Cody Decker will be good for some comic relief in Omaha. Bruce Kern is a 27-year old right-hander who once pitched in the Rockies organization. He never showed much command, but perhaps a year in the independent Atlantic League has done him well. The Royals also brought over 28-year old Australian catcher Allan de San Miguel after his showing in the World Baseball Classic. The Royals also signed Paul Mondesi. That is not a typo. He is an 18 year old catcher from New York City. It is not known if he is related to top Royals prospect Raul Mondesi.

To bring in new players, the Royals must say goodbye to some old friends. Here are all the players that have left the organization since the end of last season.

Departures Transaction Level New org.
OF Adams, Lane Designated for assignment AA/AAA
P Baumann, Buddy Minor league free agent AAA SDP
IF Bocock, Brian Released
P Broderick, Brian Minor league free agent AAA
P Chamberlain, Joba Released AAA/MLB CLE
P Clemens, Paul Minor league free agent AA/AAA MIA
P Coleman, Casey Refused assignment AAA SEA
P Coleman, Louis Released AAA/MLB LAD
P Cueto, Johnny MLB free agent MLB SFG
P Darhower, Chase Released Rookie
P Dwyer, Chris Minor league free agent AAA BAL
C Gibbs, Micah Minor league Rule 5 draft AA/AAA Retired
OF Gomes, Johnny MLB free agent MLB Japan
OF Gomez, Brawlun Released Adv. Rookie
P Green, Nick Released Adv/A/High A
P Guevara, Cruz Released Adv. R/A
P Guthrie, Jeremy MLB free agent MLB
P Holland, Greg Non-tendered MLB
1B Kotchman, Casey Minor league free agent AAA TOR
IF Kuntz, Kevin Released
P Madson, Ryan MLB free agent MLB OAK
P Mariot, Michael Placed on waivers AAA/MLB PHI
IF Martinez, Jose Trade Rook/Adv.R STL
P Morales, Franklin MLB free agent MLB
C Nessy, Santiago Minor league Rule 5 draft High A/AA NYY
IF Noriega, Gabriel Minor league free agent Adv./AA/AAA ARI
P Patton, Troy Minor league free agent AAA MIA
C Pena, Francisco Trade AAA/MLB BAL
P Pino, Yohan Refused assignment AAA/MLB Korea
OF Rios, Alex MLB free agent MLB
P Rodriguez, Wandy Released AAA/MLB HOU
P Santiago, Felix Minor league free agent DSL
3B Stover, Trey Released Rookie
P Stumpf, Daniel Rule 5 draft AA PHI
P Sulbaran, J.C. Minor league free agent AA/AAA STL
P Thomas, Brandon Released Adv. Rookie
C Tovar, Roberto Released DSL
P Yambati, Robinson Minor league free agent High A/AAA
IF Zobrist, Ben MLB free agent MLB CHC

Royals fans are probably glad to see the Joba Chamberlain experience finished in Kansas City. Buddy Baumann signed a Major League contract with the Padres and has a decent shot to make their club. Yohan Pino will play with the KT Wiz of the Korean Baseball Organization. Daniel Stumpf could return to the organization if he fails to make the Phillies' Major League team and clears waivers. Infielder Jose Martinez is not to be confused with the outfielder by the same name that hit .382 for Omaha. Catcher Micah Gibbs was selected in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft, but elected to take a job with his alma mater instead.