Kansas City Royals Payroll Table

An updated look at the Kansas City Royals 2024 payroll table, including team totals, retained figures, and complete breakdowns of player salaries, and bonuses.

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Total Payroll Allocations

$120,618,032 / 21st

Adjusted Payroll Total

$115,811,181

2024 Active Roster Payroll

Pre-Arbitration
Arbitration
Player Option
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Player (26) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Perez Salvador Perez C 12.050 Vet $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 - - -
Wacha Michael Wacha SP 10.062 Vet $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 - - -
Lugo Seth Lugo SP 7.082 Vet $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 - - -
Renfroe Hunter Renfroe RF 6.165 Vet $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000 - - -
Smith Will Smith RP 10.155 Vet $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 - - -
Singer Brady Singer SP 3.156 Arb 2 (S2) $4,850,000 $4,850,000 $4,850,000 - - -
Stratton Chris Stratton RP 6.100 Vet $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 - - -
Witt Jr. Bobby Witt Jr. SS 2.000 Vet $2,707,070 $2,707,070 $2,000,000 $707,071 - -
Frazier Adam Frazier 2B 7.075 Vet $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - -
Hampson Garrett Hampson SS 5.030 Vet $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - - -
Anderson Nick Anderson RP 4.153 Arb 2 $1,575,000 $1,575,000 $1,575,000 - - -
Schreiber John Schreiber RP 3.027 Arb 1 $1,175,000 $1,175,000 $1,175,000 - - -
Hernandez Carlos Hernandez RP 2.145 Arb 1 (S2) $1,012,500 $1,012,500 $1,012,500 - - -
Isbel Kyle Isbel CF 2.043 Pre-Arb $758,250 $758,250 $758,250 - - -
Melendez MJ Melendez LF 1.153 Pre-Arb $754,750 $754,750 $754,750 - - -
Ragans Cole Ragans SP 1.029 Pre-Arb $753,750 $753,750 $753,750 - - -
Pasquantino Vinnie Pasquantino 1B 1.101 Pre-Arb $752,750 $752,750 $752,750 - - -
Garcia Maikel Garcia 3B 0.168 Pre-Arb $751,250 $751,250 $751,250 - - -
Zerpa Angel Zerpa RP 1.079 Pre-Arb $748,250 $748,250 $748,250 - - -
Velazquez Nelson Velazquez DH 1.031 Pre-Arb $747,000 $747,000 $747,000 - - -
McArthur James McArthur RP 0.150 Pre-Arb $745,750 $745,750 $745,750 - - -
Marsh Alec Marsh SP 0.094 Pre-Arb $744,750 $744,750 $744,750 - - -
Fermin Freddy Fermin C 0.165 Pre-Arb $744,500 $744,500 $744,500 - - -
Blanco Dairon Blanco OF 0.132 Pre-Arb $743,750 $743,750 $743,750 - - -
Loftin Nick Loftin SS 0.031 Pre-Arb $741,900 $602,339 $741,900 - - -
Long Sam Long RP 1.160 $740,000 $525,096 $740,000 - - -

2024 Injured List Payroll

Salaries from players who have been placed on the injured list, still counting against the payroll.

Player (4) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Bubic Kris Bubic SP 3.135 Arb 2 (S2) $2,350,000 $2,350,000 $2,350,000 - - -
Wright Kyle Wright SP 3.062 Arb 1 $1,800,000 $1,800,000 $1,800,000 - - -
Taylor Josh Taylor RP 4.121 Arb 3 (S2) $1,100,000 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 - - -
Massey Michael Massey 2B 1.068 Pre-Arb $757,000 $757,000 $757,000 - - -

2024 Suspended/Restricted Payroll

Salaries from players who have been suspended/restricted, still counting against the payroll.

Player (1) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
Lyles Jordan Lyles RP 12.002 Vet $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 - - -

2024 Retained Payroll

Leftover salaries from players who have been traded or released, or buyouts for declined options.

Player (3) Pos Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted
Dozier Hunter Dozier 1B $10,000,000 $10,000,000
Sauer Matt Sauer RP $214,812 $214,812
Anderson Nick Anderson RP $100,000 $100,000

2024 Payroll Totals

Payroll Summary
Active Roster $89,691,755 18th
Injured List $6,007,000 29th
Suspended/Restricted $8,500,000 1st
Retained $10,314,812 14th
Minor $1,297,614 16th
Total Adjusted Payroll Allocations $115,811,181 20th

2024 Minor

Salaries from players currently in the system. denotes a buried salary that counts against the payroll.

Player (13) Pos Exp Status Payroll Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely
1
Jake Brentz
RP 3.000 Arb 1 $1,050,000 $1,050,000 $1,050,000 - - -
2
Austin Nola
C 4.045 Vet $975,000 $975,000 $975,000 - - -
3
Tyler Duffey
RP 6.026 Vet $1,000,000 $172,032 $1,000,000 - - -
4
Colin Selby
RP 0.055 Pre-Arb $740,000 $23,868 $740,000 - - -
5
Daniel Lynch
SP 2.083 Pre-Arb $740,000 $19,890 $740,000 - - -
6
Will Klein
RP Pre-Arb $740,000 $15,912 $740,000 - - -
7
Anthony Veneziano
P 0.013 Pre-Arb $740,000 $11,934 $740,000 - - -
8
Jonathan Bowlan
SP 0.013 Pre-Arb $740,000 $3,978 $740,000 - - -
9
Steven Cruz
RP 0.034 Pre-Arb - - - - - -
10
Tyler Gentry
OF Pre-Arb - - - - - -
11
John McMillon
P 0.047 Pre-Arb - - - - - -
12
Nick Pratto
1B 1.067 Pre-Arb - - - - - -
13
Drew Waters
OF 1.045 Pre-Arb - - - - - -

TRANSACTIONS

May 26, 2024
Nick Loftin

Recalled from the Minors by Kansas City (KC)

May 24, 2024
Tyler Duffey

Designated for Assignment by Kansas City (KC)

May 20, 2024
Jake Brentz

Optioned to the Minors by Kansas City (KC)

May 20, 2024
Sam Long

Contract purchased by Kansas City (KC)

May 20, 2024
Matt Sauer

Designated for Assignment by Kansas City (KC)

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