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Kansas City Royals Active Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Kansas City Royals, including multi-year payrolls, active roster salaries, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.

Royals – The Athletic

 

Salary Payroll Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

    2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Total Payroll Allocations   $64,450,000 $2,950,000 $6,700,000
Signed Players   39 19 19 12 6
Catchers   $14,200,000
Infield   $9,250,000
Outfield   $10,600,000 $2,950,000 $6,700,000
Starting Pitchers   $21,050,000
Relief Pitchers   $1,350,000
Designated Hitter   $8,000,000
Disabled List  
Suspended  
Retained/Deferred  

 

Roster Payroll Figures

Current & future salary payroll figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Royals Salary Payroll Table

Team Control
Arbitration
Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Estimate
Catchers Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Salvador Perez 31 C $14,200,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Cameron Gallagher 28 C 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Meibrys Viloria 24 C 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
 
1st Base Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Ryan McBroom 29 1B 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Ryan O'Hearn 27 1B 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
 
2nd Base Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Nicholas Lopez 26 2B 0- 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Erick Mejia 26 2B 0- 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
3rd Base Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Maikel Franco 28 3B $6,250,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Kelvin Gutierrez 26 3B 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
 
Shortstop Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Adalberto Mondesi 25 SS $3,000,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Lucius Fox 23 SS 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jeison Guzman 22 SS 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Outfield Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Whit Merrifield 32 CF $7,250,000 $2,950,000 $6,700,000 0UFA 0-
Hunter Dozier 29 OF $2,400,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Franchy Cordero 26 OF $950,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Nick Heath 27 OF 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Edward Olivares 25 OF 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Bubba Starling 28 CF 0- 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
Starting Pitchers Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Danny Duffy 32 SP $15,500,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brad Keller 25 SP $3,350,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Jake Junis 28 SP $1,600,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Glenn Sparkman 29 SP $600,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Chance Adams 26 SP 0- 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Scott Blewett 25 SP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Ronald Bolanos 24 SP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Foster Griffin 25 SP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Relief Pitchers Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Jesse Hahn 31 RP $1,350,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Scott Barlow 28 RP 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Jake Newberry 26 RP 0- 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Carlos Sanabria 24 RP 0- 0- 0- 0- 0-
Josh Staumont 27 RP 0- 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Kyle Zimmer 29 RP 0- 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
Designated Hitter Age Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Jorge Soler 29 DH $8,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
   

Deferred Payroll Figures

Pos. 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025