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Where you can find former Royals around baseball

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The 2015 championship flag will fly forever, but many of the friends that helped win that championship have now departed. The Milwaukee Brewers have basically become “Royals 2.0” with ex-Royals Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas, Jeremy Jeffress, Erik Kratz, and Manny Pina all contributing to Milwakuee’s playoff push last year. Kratz has since been dealt to the Giants, and you can find numerous former Royals all over the big leagues. Here is an update on where you can find them.

Former Royals in the Majors

Position Player Team
Position Player Team
P Alexander, Scott Dodgers
P Brooks, Aaron Athletics
P Buchholz, Clay Blue Jays
P Buchter, Ryan Athletics
C Butera, Drew Rockies
OF Cabrera, Melky Pirates
OF Cain, Lorenzo Brewers
P Chavez, Jesse Rangers
P Collins, Tim Cubs
P Cueto, Johnny* Giants
P Davis, Wade Rockies
OF Dyson, Jarrod Diamondbacks
P Farrell, Luke* Rangers
P Gaviglio, Sam Blue Jays
OF Goodwin, Brian Angels
P Greinke, Zack Diamondbacks
P Hardy, Blaine Tigers
P Hendriks, Liam Athletics
P Herrera, Kelvin White Sox
IF/OF Herrera, Rosell Marlins
P Holland, Greg Diamondbacks
1B Hosmer, Eric Padres
OF Jay, Jon* White Sox
P Jeffress, Jeremy Brewers
P Karns, Nate* Orioles
C Kratz, Erik Giants
P Luciano, Elvis Blue Jays
P Manaea, Sean* Athletics
OF Martinez, Jose Cardinals
P Mills, Alec Cubs
P Minor, Mike Rangers
P Montgomery, Mike* Cubs
1B Morales, Kendrys Athletics
2B/3B Moustakas, Mike Brewers
OF Myers, Wil Padres
P Odorizzi, Jake Twins
P Olson, Tyler Indians
C Pina, Manny Brewers
P Santana, Ervin White Sox
P Smith, Will Giants
P Soria, Joakim Athletics
P Strahm, Matt Padres
P Stumpf, Daniel Tigers
P Vargas, Jason Mets
P Volquez, Edinson* Rangers
IF/OF Zobrist, Ben Cubs

*-asterisk indicates player currently on the Injured List

Some former Royals are still working their way back to the big leagues by working their way up from the minors. Here are some former Royals in AAA.

Former Royals in AAA

Position Player Organization
Position Player Organization
P Adam, Jason Blue Jays
OF Adams, Lane Phillies
OF Almonte, Abraham Diamondbacks
P Almonte, Miguel Angels
IF Blanco, Andres Braves
OF Blanco, Gregory Mets
IF Bonifacio, Emilio Rays
OF Burns, Billy Yankees
IF Calixte, Orlando Mariners
P Coleman, Louis Tigers
IF Colon, Christian Reds
P de la Rosa, Jorge Rockies
1B Decker, Cody Diamondbacks
OF Dewees, Donnie Cubs
P Duensing, Brian Cubs
P Ellis, Chris Cardinals
SS Escobar, Alcides White Sox
P Finnegan, Brandon Reds
IF Goins, Ryan White Sox
P Grimm, Justin Dodgers
P Maurer, Brandon Pirates
P McKay, David Mariners
P McWilliams, Sam Rays
C Moore, Adam Rangers
P Nolasco, Ricky Diamondbacks
OF O'Brien, Peter Marlins
OF Orlando, Paulo Dodgers
P Pounders, Brooks Indians
P Reed, Cody Reds
OF Snider, Travis Diamondbacks
P Tenuta, Matt Mariners
P Triggs, Andrew Athletics
P Vasto, Jerry Cubs

Some players go overseas to continue their careers, such as Japan with OF Nori Aoki (Yakult), P Onelki Garcia (Hanshin), P Spencer Patton (Yokohama), P Enny Romero (Chunichi) or Korea (IF Jamie Romak).

And you still have players still looking to keep the dream alive in unaffiliated, independent baseball, with teams like the Kansas City T-Bones, who recently signed former Royals pitcher Eric Stout. Here are where you can find some former players from the Royals organization in independent leagues.

Atlantic League: 3B Cody Asche, P Buddy Baumann, P Mike Broadway, OF Reymond Fuentes, P Seth Maness, P Michael Mariot, P Tim Melville, C Parker Morin, IF Rey Navarro, OF Jimmy Paredes, P Felipe Paulino, P Sam Runion

American Association: P Anthony Bender, P Edwin Carl, P Tyler Falwell, P Derek Gordon, P Eric Stout, P Nick Tepesch

Canadian-American League: 3B John Brontsema, IF Pedro Ciriaco, OF Brandon Downes