|2018 Kansas City Royals|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Dayton Moore|
|Local television||Fox Sports Kansas City|
(Ryan Lefebvre, Jeff Montgomery, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc)
|Local radio||KCSP 610 AM|
(Denny Matthews, Steve Stewart, Rex Hudler, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc, Jeff Montgomery)
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The 2018 Kansas City Royals season was their 50th season for the franchise, and their 46th at Kauffman Stadium. They significantly failed to improve upon their 80-82 record the previous year, reaching 100+ losses for the first time since 2006 and finishing 58-104, the second-worst record in the 2018 MLB season, ahead of only the Baltimore Orioles, who finished 47-115.
November 2, 2017: 1B Eric Hosmer, 3B Mike Moustakas, RHP Peter Moylan, LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Trevor Cahill, RF Melky Cabrera, CF Lorenzo Cain, and SS Alcides Escobar elected free agency. Activated RHP Nate Karns, LHP Brian Flynn, CF Bubba Starling, and RHP Miguel Almonte from the 60-day disabled list.
November 3, 2017: LHP Mike Minor elected free agency.
November 20, 2017: Selected the contract of C Meibrys Viloria from Lexington Legends. Selected the contract of LHP Tim Hill from Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Selected the contract of LHP Eric Stout from Omaha Storm Chasers.
December 1, 2017: LF Terrance Gore elected free agency.
December 2, 2017: Signed free agent LF Terrance Gore to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 5, 2017: Signed free agent RHP Wily Peralta.
December 7, 2017: Signed free agent RHP Scott Barlow.
December 8, 2017: Seattle Mariners claim Mike Morin off waivers.
December 14, 2017: New York Mets traded RHP Burch Smith for Future Considerations. Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Brad Keller for Future Considerations.
December 15, 2017: Signed free agent RHP Mike Broadway to a minor league contract. Signed free agent DH Cody Asche to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
January 4, 2018: Chicago White Sox traded 2B Jake Peter to Los Angeles Dodgers; Dodgers traded cash, RHP Joakim Soria and LHP Luis Avilan to White Sox; Dodgers traded SS Erick Mejia and RHP Trevor Oaks to Royals; Royals traded RHP Joakim Soria and LHP Scott Alexander to Dodgers.
January 12, 2018: Signed free agent SS Guillermo Fernandez to a minor league contract.
January 13, 2018: Signed free agent RHP Luis Barroso to a minor league contract.
January 16, 2018: Signed free agent RHP Clayton Mortensen and OF Tyler Collins to minor league contracts. Collins invited to spring training.
January 25, 2018: Signed free agent SS Ryan Goins to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
|2018 game log: 58–104 (Home: 32–49; Away: 26–55)|
|Legend: = Win = Loss = Postponement|
Bold = Royals team member
|Chicago White Sox||62||100||0.383||29||30–51||32–49|
|Kansas City Royals||58||104||0.358||33||32–49||26–55|
|Boston Red Sox||108||54||0.667|
Wild Card teams|
(Top two qualify for postseason)
|New York Yankees||100||62||0.617||+3|
|Tampa Bay Rays||90||72||0.556||7|
|Los Angeles Angels||80||82||0.494||17|
|Toronto Blue Jays||73||89||0.451||24|
|Chicago White Sox||62||100||0.383||35|
|Kansas City Royals||58||104||0.358||39|
Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
|2018 Kansas City Royals|
See also: Minor League Baseball
|AAA||Omaha Storm Chasers||Pacific Coast League|
|AA||Northwest Arkansas Naturals||Texas League|
|A-Advanced||Wilmington Blue Rocks||Carolina League|
|A||Lexington Legends||South Atlantic League|
|Rookie||Burlington Royals||Appalachian League|
|Rookie||Idaho Falls Chukars||Pioneer League||Omar Ramírez|
|Rookie||AZL Royals||Arizona League|
|Rookie||DSL Royals||Dominican Summer League|