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Old friend alert: Where you can find former Royals around baseball in 2021

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The Royals have had a mini-reunion of their championship days this season with Jarrod Dyson and Wade Davis rejoining a team that already had Greg Holland, Salvador Perez, and Danny Duffy. Alex Gordon and Kelvin Herrera retired this off-season, but you can find other members of that team around the league with Eric Hosmer playing for a loaded Padres club, Mike Moustakas slamming home runs for Cincinnati, and Lorenzo Cain still playing great defense in Milwaukee. Hey, even Christian Colón is back in Kansas City, albeit with the independent league Monarchs.

Where can you find all the former Royals around baseball? I compiled a list that includes players that either appeared in a big league game for the Royals, or minor leaguers who began their career in the Royals organization. Minor league rosters have not yet been set, so not all of these players will end up on a roster when play begins in May.

Former Royals hitters

Player Team Status
Player Team Status
Almonte, Abraham Braves Minors
Butera, Drew Rangers Minors
Cain, Lorenzo Brewers MLB
Cordero, Franchy Red Sox MLB
Cuthbert, Cheslor Reds Minors
Eibner, Brett Marlins Minors
Fernandez, Xavier White Sox Minors
Franco, Maikel Orioles MLB
Gigliotti, Michael Rays Minors
Goins, Ryan Braves Minors
Goodwin, Brian Pirates Minors
Gore, Terrance Braves Minors
Graterol, Juan Blue Jays Minors
Hamilton, Billy White Sox MLB
Hernandez, Elier Rangers Minors
Hosmer, Eric Padres MLB
Hudgins, Chris Orioles Minors
Jay, Jon Angels Minors
Lee, Khalil Mets Minors
Lopez, Jack Red Sox Minors
Maldonado, Martín Astros MLB
Martinez, Jose Mets MLB (IL)
Moustakas, Mike Reds MLB
Myers, Wil Padres MLB
Owings, Chris Rockies MLB (IL)
Pena, Francisco Athletics Minors
Phillips, Brett Rays MLB
Piña, Manny Brewers MLB
Reynolds, Matt White Sox Minors
Ruiz, Esteuy Padres Minors
Schwindel, Frank Athletics Minors
Vizcaino, Vance Cubs Minors

As for pitchers, you can still find Johnny Cueto doing the shimmy-shake in San Francisco, Zack Greinke is putting the finishing touches on a Hall of Fame career in Houston, and Trevor Cahill suckered found another team to sign him in Pittsburgh.

Former Royals pitchers

Pitcher Team Status
Pitcher Team Status
Adam, Jason Cubs MLB
Alexander, Scott Dodgers MLB
Barnes, Jacob Mets MLB
Bender, Anthony Marlins Minors
Boxberger, Brad Brewers MLB
Cahill, Trevor Pirates MLB
Cueto, Johnny Giants MLB
Ellis, Chris Rays Minors
Farrell, Luke Twins Minors
Feliz, Neftali Phillies Minors
Fillmyer, Heath Diamondbacks Minors
Finnegan, Brandon Reds Minors
Garabito, Gerson Giants Minors
Gaviglio, Sam Rangers Minors
Gomez, Ofreidy White Sox Minors
Gonzalez, Kelvin Rangers Minors
Goudeau, Ashton Dodgers Minors
Greinke, Zack Astros MLB
Hardy, Blaine Brewers Minors
Harvey, Matt Orioles MLB
Hendriks, Liam White Sox MLB
Hill, Tim Padres MLB
Kennedy, Ian Rangers MLB
Lopez, Jorge Orioles MLB
Manaea, Sean Athletics MLB
Marte, Yunior Giants Minors
McCarthy, Kevin Red Sox Minors
McKay, David Tigers Minors
Mills, Alec Cubs MLB
Mitchell, Josh Twins Minors
Montgomery, Mike Yankees Minors
Odorizzi, Jake Astros MLB
Patton, Spencer Rangers Minors
Peralta, Wily Tigers Minors
Puckett, A.J. Braves Minors
Reed, Cody Rays MLB
Romero, Enny Dodgers Minors
Rosenthal, Trevor Athletics MLB (IL)
Selman, Sam Giants Minors
Smith, Burch Athletics MLB (IL)
Smith, Will Braves MLB
Soria, Joakim Braves MLB (IL)
Sparkman, Glenn Twins Minors
Strahm, Matt Padres MLB (IL)