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Old friend alert: Where can you find former Royals?

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Milwaukee Brewers v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The Royals have lost some friends over the winter, most notable Eric Hosmer signing with San Diego and Lorenzo Cain with Milwaukee. But they are not the only former Royals to make a Major League roster this spring. Let’s take a look at former Royals on MLB rosters to begin the year. I defined “former Royal” as someone that either played on the Royals MLB roster or came up through the system, while excluding free agents that spent a few months in Omaha but never played at the MLB level.

Former Royals on MLB rosters

Hitters Team
Hitters Team
Adams, Lane Braves
Cain, Lorenzo Brewers
Dyson, Jarrod Diamondbacks
Hosmer, Eric Padres
Martinez, Jose Cardinals
Morales, Kendrys Blue Jays
Myers, Wil Padres (DL)
Pena, Francisco Cardinals
Pina, Manny Brewers
Valencia, Danny Orioles
Zobrist, Ben Cubs
Pitchers Team
Alexander, Scott Dodgers
Buchter, Ryan Athletics
Chavez, Jesse Rangers
Cueto, Johnny Giants
Davis, Wade Rockies
de la Rosa, Jorge Diamondbacks
Finnegan, Brandon Reds (DL)
Greinke, Zack Diamondbacks
Hendriks, Liam Athletics
Jeffress, Jeremy Brewers
Madson, Ryan Nationals
Manaea, Sean Athletics
Minor, Mike Rangers
Montgomery, Mike Cubs
Moylan, Peter Braves
Odorizzi, Jake Twins
Reed, Cody Reds
Santana, Ervin Twins (DL)
Shields, James White Sox
Smith, Will Giants (DL)
Soria, Joakim White Sox
Stumpf, Daniel Tigers
Triggs, Andrew Athletics
Vargas, Jason Mets (DL)
Wood, Blake Angels

Cain is off to a scorching start for the Brewers, hitting .360 with a home run, three doubles, and three steals already. Eric Hosmer is tied for the league-lead in doubles with four while hitting .260 for the 1-4 Padres. What did we get for Jose Martinez again? Oh yea, nothing. When Jorge de la Rosa pitched on the Royals, his teammates were Mike Sweeney, Reggie Sanders, and Doug Mientkiewicz. How far he has come.

Travis Wood was released by the Tigers after getting injured in camp. Brandon Moss was also cut by the Athletics, and Chris Young was let go by the Padres. Greg Holland is with the Cardinals, but is still getting into playing shape after signing late. Melky Cabrera remains an unsigned free agent. Edinson Volquez, who was let go by the Marlins after needing Tommy John surgery, signed a two-year minor league deal with the Rangers. Dillon Gee and Onelki Garcia are teammates for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan.

Some old friends didn’t make MLB rosters, but you may see them in AAA, trying to get back to the show. Here are the hitters.

Former Royals on AAA rosters

Hitters Team
Hitters Team
Blanco, Andres Colorado Springs (Brewers)
Calixte, Orlando Sacramento (Giants)
Coleman, Dusty El Paso (Padres)
Colon, Christian Gwinnett (Braves)
Cruz, Tony Louisville (Reds)
Falu, Irving Syracuse (Nationals)
Fuentes, Reymond Reno (Diamondbacks)
Kratz, Eric Scranton Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
Leonard, Patrick Charlotte (White Sox)
Moore, Adam Durham (Rays)
Pitchers Team
Alburquerque, Al Buffalo (Blue Jays)
Almonte, Miguel Salt Lake (Angels)
Baumann, Buddy El Paso (Padres)
Brooks, Aaron Colorado Springs (Brewers)
Cahill, Trevor Nashville (Athletics)
Coleman, Louis Toledo (Tigers)
Collins, Tim Syracuse (Nationals)
Farrell, Luke Iowa (Cubs)
Feliz, Neftali Reno (Diamondbacks)
Gaviglio, Sam Buffalo (Blue Jays)
Goudeau, Ashton Tacoma (Mariners)
Hardy, Blaine Toledo (Tigers)
Lamb, John Salt Lake (Angels)
Mariot, Michael El Paso (Padres)
Medlen, Kris Reno (Diamondbacks)
Melville, Tim Norfolk (Orioles)
Mills, Alec Iowa (Cubs)
Morin, Mike Tacoma (Mariners)
Pounder, Brooks Albuquerque (Rockies)

Brett Eibner is in the Rangers organization, but doesn’t appear to be on any minor league rosters. Michael Saunders, who the Royals cut in spring training, will begin with the Orioles’ top affiliate. One of the coaches for Colorado Springs is Ned Yost VI, son of Royals manager Ned Yost.