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Here is your Royals’ 2019 Opening Day roster!

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The Royals have officially announced their 25-man Opening Day roster, although we had a good idea of who might be on it. The team will open with a three-man starting rotation due to all the early off-days, and they won’t need to add Homer Bailey to the rotation until a fourth starter is needed, likely April 3. Lucas Duda was a late addition to the roster, signing with the team last week, and he will serve as a veteran bat that could DH and push Jorge Soler to right field. You could also see Whit Merrifield and Chris Owings spend some time in right field as both offer a lot of positional versatility. Frank Schwindel, who hit 41 home runs over the last two seasons in AAA Omaha, also makes the team as a first baseman and could make his Major League debut. Kyle Zimmer, the oft-injured former first-round pick made the roster after a sensational spring training and will also look to make his Major League debut, as will Rule 5 pick Chris Ellis.

The Royals will begin the season with Salvador Perez, who is out for the year with an elbow injury, and Danny Duffy, who experienced shoulder stiffness and is aiming to return in late April. Brian Flynn was also placed on the injured list today and Trevor Oaks was placed on the 60-day injured list.

Catchers (2): Cam Gallagher, Martin Maldonado

Infielders (7): Hunter Dozier, Lucas Duda, Whit Merrifield, Adalberto Mondesi, Ryan O’Hearn, Chris Owings, Frank Schwindel

Outfielders (4): Alex Gordon, Terrance Gore, Billy Hamilton, Jorge Soler

Starting pitchers (3): Jakob Junis, Brad Keller, Jorge Lopez

Relief pitchers (9): Scott Barlow, Brad Boxberger, Jake Diekman, Chris Ellis, Tim Hill, Ian Kennedy, Kevin McCarthy, Wily Peralta, Kyle Zimmer

Injured list: Danny Duffy, Brian Flynn, Jesse Hahn, Salvador Perez

Suspended: Eric Skoglund

2019 Royals Opening Day Roster

Number Player Position Age Bats/Throws 2018 Club
Number Player Position Age Bats/Throws 2018 Club
58 Barlow, Scott P 26 R/R Northwest Arkansas (AA)/Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
26 Boxberger, Brad P 30 R/R ARIZONA
40 Diekman, Jake P 32 L/L TEXAS/ARIZONA
17 Dozier, Hunter 3B 27 R/R Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
51 Ellis, Chris P 26 L/R Springfield (AA)/Memphis (AAA)
36 Gallagher, Cam C 26 R/R Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
4 Gordon, Alex OF 35 L/R KANSAS CITY
0 Gore, Terrance OF 27 R/R Omaha (AAA)/Iowa (AAA)/CHICAGO CUBS
6 Hamilton, Billy OF 28 S/R CINCINNATI
54 Hill, Tim P 29 R/L KANSAS CITY
65 Junis, Jakob P 26 R/R KANSAS CITY
56 Keller, Brad P 23 R/R KANSAS CITY
31 Kennedy, Ian P 34 R/R KANSAS CITY
28 Lopez, Jorge P 26 R/R Colorado Springs (AAA)/Omaha (AAA)/MILWAUKEE/KANSAS CITY
16 Maldonado, Martin C 32 R/R LA ANGELS/HOUSTON
61 McCarthy, Kevin P 27 R/R Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
15 Merrifield, Whit 2B 30 R/R KANSAS CITY
27 Mondesi, Adalberto SS 23 S/R Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
66 O'Hearn, Ryan 1B 25 L/L Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
2 Owings, Chris IF/OF 27 R/R Reno (AAA)/ARIZONA
43 Peralta, Wily P 29 R/R Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
25 Schwindel, Frank 1B 26 R/R Omaha (AAA)
12 Soler, Jorge OF 27 R/R Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
45 Zimmer, Kyle P 27 R/R Did not play
Number Injured List Position Age Bats/Throws 2018 Club
41 Duffy, Danny P 30 L/L KANSAS CITY
33 Flynn, Brian P 28 L/L KANSAS CITY
32 Hahn, Jesse P 29 R/R Did not play
34 Oaks, Trevor P 26 R/R Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY
13 Perez, Salvador C 28 R/R KANSAS CITY
Number Suspended Position Age Bats/Throws 2018 Club
53 Skoglund, Eric P 26 L/L Omaha (AAA)/KANSAS CITY