2021 Kansas City Royals
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Record58–70 (.453)
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Owner(s)John Sherman
General manager(s)Dayton Moore
Manager(s)Mike Matheny
Local televisionBally Sports Kansas City
(Ryan Lefebvre, Jeff Montgomery, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc)
Local radioKCSP 610 AM
(Denny Matthews, Steve Stewart, Rex Hudler, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Physioc, Jeff Montgomery)
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The 2021 Kansas City Royals season is the 53rd season for the franchise, and their 49th at Kauffman Stadium.

Regular season

The Royals won 14–10 against the Texas Rangers to open the season. The 14 runs set a Royals franchise record for Opening Day.[1]

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 84 64 0.568 49–27 35–37
Cleveland Indians 72 74 0.493 11 36–36 36–38
Detroit Tigers 71 78 0.477 13½ 39–36 32–42
Kansas City Royals 67 81 0.453 17 36–38 31–43
Minnesota Twins 65 84 0.436 19½ 34–40 31–44


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Tampa Bay Rays 92 57 0.617
Houston Astros 88 60 0.595
Chicago White Sox 84 64 0.568


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 85 65 0.567 +1
Toronto Blue Jays 83 65 0.561
New York Yankees 83 66 0.557 ½
Oakland Athletics 80 67 0.544
Seattle Mariners 79 69 0.534 4
Cleveland Indians 72 74 0.493 10
Los Angeles Angels 72 75 0.490 10½
Detroit Tigers 71 78 0.477 12½
Kansas City Royals 67 81 0.453 16
Minnesota Twins 65 84 0.436 18½
Texas Rangers 55 93 0.372 28
Baltimore Orioles 47 101 0.318 36


Record against opponents

2021 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 4–10 0–7 2–5 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 2–4 8–11 3–3 3–4 1–18 2–1 5–11 6–11
Boston 10–4 3–4 4–2 3–3 2–5 5–2 3–3 5–2 10–6 3–3 4–3 8–11 3–4 10–9 11–4
Chicago 7–0 4–3 7–7 9–4 2–5 9–10 2–5 13–6 1–5 4–3 3–3 3–3 4–0 4–3 12–6
Cleveland 5–2 2–4 7–7 12–7 1–6 11–1 5–1 8–11 1–4 2–4 3–4 1–6 2–1 2–5 9–11
Detroit 5–2 3–3 4–9 7–12 5–2 7–9 1–6 7–9 3–3 1–6 5–1 2–3 6–1 3–3 10–9
Houston 3–3 5–2 5–2 6–1 2–5 3–4 10–5 3–4 2–4 9–4 11–8 2–1 14–5 4–2 8–10
Kansas City 3–4 2–5 10–9 1–11 9–7 4–3 2–4 9–7 2–4 2–5 3–2 2–4 2–4 3–4 12–8
Los Angeles 4–2 3–3 5–2 1–5 6–1 5–10 4–2 5–2 4–3 4–13 5–8 1–6 10–6 4–3 11–9
Minnesota 4–2 2–5 6–13 11–8 9–7 4–3 7–9 2–5 1–6 1–5 2–4 3–3 4–3 1–0 8–10
New York 11–8 6–10 5–1 4–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 3–4 6–1 4–3 5–2 7–9 3–1 6–10 12–8
Oakland 3–3 3–3 3–4 4–2 6–1 4–9 5–2 13–4 5–1 3–4 4–8 4–3 10–9 2–5 11–9
Seattle 4–3 3–4 3–3 4–3 1–5 8–11 2–3 8–5 4–2 2–5 8–4 6–1 13–6 4–2 9–11
Tampa Bay 18–1 11–8 3–3 6–1 3–2 1–2 4–2 6–1 3–3 9–7 3–4 1–6 3–4 9–7 12–5
Texas 1–2 4–3 0–4 1–2 1–6 5–14 4–2 6–10 3–4 1–3 9–10 6–13 4–3 2–4 7–13
Toronto 11–5 9–10 3–4 5–2 3–3 2–4 4–3 3–4 0–1 10–6 5–2 2–4 7–9 4–2 14–6

Updated with the results of all games through September 17, 2021.


Game log

2021 Game Log: 67–81 (Home: 36–38; Away: 31–43)
April: 15–9 (Home: 8–5 ; Away: 7–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 1 Rangers 14–10 Hernández (1–0) Cody (0–1) Davis (1) 9,155 1–0 W1
2 April 3 Rangers 11–4 Minor (1–0) Sborz (0–1) 8,889 2–0 W2
3 April 4 Rangers 3–7 Lyles (1–0) Singer (0–1) 8,869 2–1 L1
4 April 5 @ Indians 3–0 Duffy (1–0) Allen (0–1) Hahn (1) 8,914 3–1 W1
5 April 7 @ Indians 2–4 Clase (1–0) Holland (0–1) Wittgren (1) 5,908 3–2 L1
6 April 8 @ White Sox 0–6 Lynn (1–0) Keller (0–1) 8,207 3–3 L2
April 10 @ White Sox Postponed (Rain, Makeup May 14)
7 April 11 @ White Sox 4–3 (10) Holland (1–1) Crochet (0–1) Zimmer (1) 7,695 4–3 W1
8 April 12 Angels 3–10 Cobb (1–0) Singer (0–2) 6,962 4–4 L1
9 April 13 Angels 3–2 Duffy (2–0) Bundy (0–1) Holland (1) 6,404 5–4 W1
10 April 14 Angels 6–1 Keller (1–1) Canning (0–1) 6,814 6–4 W2
11 April 15 Blue Jays 7–5 Junis (1–0) Kay (0–1) Barlow (1) 6,266 7–4 W3
April 16 Blue Jays Postponed (Rain, Makeup: April 17)
12 April 17 (1) Blue Jays 1–5 (7) Matz (3–0) Minor (1–1) N/A 7–5 L1
13 April 17 (2) Blue Jays 3–2 (7) Holland (2–1) Payamps (0–1) 8,950 8–5 W1
14 April 18 Blue Jays 2–0 Zimmer (1–0) Zeuch (0–2) Holland (2) 9,042 9–5 W2
15 April 19 Rays 1–4 Fleming (1–1) Duffy (2–1) 5,589 9–6 L1
16 April 20 Rays 7–14 Kittredge (3–0) Keller (1–2) Richards (1) 4,481 9–7 L2
17 April 21 Rays 9–8 Barlow (1–0) Castillo (0–1) 5,053 10–7 W1
18 April 23 @ Tigers 6–2 Minor (2–1) Mize (1–2) 8,000 11–7 W2
19 April 24 @ Tigers 2–1 Singer (1–2) Boyd (2–2) Staumont (1) 8,000 12–7 W3
20 April 25 @ Tigers 4–0 Duffy (3–1) Skubal (0–3) 8,000 13–7 W4
21 April 26 @ Tigers 3–2 Keller (2–2) Turnbull (1–1) Staumont (2) 7,288 14–7 W5
22 April 27 @ Pirates 1–2 Underwood Jr. (1–0) Junis (1–1) Rodríguez (4) 5,510 14–8 L1
23 April 28 @ Pirates 9–6 Zimmer (2–0) Keller (1–3) Staumont (3) 4,226 15–8 W1
24 April 30 @ Twins 1–9 Pineda (2–1) Singer (1–3) 9,982 15–9 L1
May: 11–17 (Home: 5–8 ; Away: 6–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
25 May 1 @ Twins 11–3 Duffy (4–1) Shoemaker (1–3) 9,993 16–9 W1
26 May 2 @ Twins 4–13 Berríos (3–2) Keller (2–3) 9,997 16–10 L1
27 May 3 Indians 6–8 Shaw (1–0) Junis (1–2) Clase (6) 6,919 16–11 L2
28 May 4 Indians 3–7 Wittgren (1–1) Staumont (0–1) 5,997 16–12 L3
29 May 5 Indians 4–5 Wittgren (2–1) Davis (0–1) Karinchak (3) 9,640 16–13 L4
30 May 6 Indians 0–4 McKenzie (1–1) Duffy (4–2) 9,259 16–14 L5
31 May 7 White Sox 0–3 Rodón (5–0) Keller (2–4) Hendriks (6) 16,011 16–15 L6
32 May 8 White Sox 1–9 Lynn (3–1) Lynch (0–1) 15,895 16–16 L7
33 May 9 White Sox 3–9 Giolito (2–3) Minor (2–2) 12,102 16–17 L8
34 May 11 @ Tigers 7–8 Soto (3–1) Barlow (1–1) 7,312 16–18 L9
35 May 12 @ Tigers 2–4 Mize (2–3) Duffy (4–3) Soto (4) 7,133 16–19 L10
36 May 13 @ Tigers 3–4 Turnbull (2–2) Lynch (0–2) Fulmer (2) 7,369 16–20 L11
37 May 14 (1) @ White Sox 6–2 (7) Keller (3–4) Giolito (2–4) 8,574 17–20 W1
38 May 14 (2) @ White Sox 1–3 (7) Heuer (3–1) Junis (1–3) Hendriks (8) 9,823 17–21 L1
39 May 15 @ White Sox 5–1 Minor (3–2) Rodón (5–1) 9,886 18–21 W1
40 May 16 @ White Sox 3–4 Foster (2–1) Davis (0–2) 9,928 18–22 L1
41 May 18 Brewers 2–0 Brentz (1–0) Woodruff (2–2) Staumont (4) 9,298 19–22 W1
42 May 19 Brewers 6–4 Barlow (2–1) Feyereisen (0–2) Staumont (5) 8,950 20–22 W2
43 May 21 Tigers 5–7 Ureña (2–4) Zuber (0–1) Fulmer (4) 17,080 20–23 L1
44 May 22 Tigers 7–5 Singer (2–3) Boyd (2–5) 14,226 21–23 W1
45 May 23 Tigers 3–2 Zimmer (3–0) Fulmer (3–3) 15,540 22–23 W2
46 May 25 @ Rays 2–1 Keller (4–4) Hill (3–2) Zimmer (2) 4,946 23–23 W3
47 May 26 @ Rays 1–2 (10) Feyereisen (1–2) Zuber (0–2) 4,973 23–24 L1
48 May 27 @ Rays 2–7 McClanahan (2–0) Singer (2–4) 5,519 23–25 L2
49 May 28 @ Twins 8–3 Bubic (1–0) Dobnak (1–4) 14,260 24–25 W1
50 May 29 @ Twins 5–6 Happ (3–2) Santana (0–1) Rogers (4) 18,444 24–26 L1
51 May 30 @ Twins 6–3 Keller (5–4) Shoemaker (2–6) Holland (3) 17,923 25–26 W1
52 May 31 Pirates 7–3 Minor (4–2) Kuhl (0–2) 12,604 26–26 W2
June: 7–20 (Home: 5–6 ; Away: 2–14)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
53 June 1 Pirates 10–5 Singer (3–4) Crowe (0–4) 10,333 27–26 W3
54 June 3 Twins 6–5 Junis (2–3) Robles (1–2) Barlow (2) 11,072 28–26 W4
55 June 4 Twins 14–5 Keller (6–4) Shoemaker (2–7) 22,612 29–26 W5
56 June 5 Twins 4–5 Berríos (6–2) Minor (4–3) Robles (5) 21,574 29–27 L1
57 June 6 Twins 1–2 Farrell (1–0) Singer (3–5) Rogers (5) 14,046 29–28 L2
58 June 7 @ Angels 3–8 Bundy (1–6) Kowar (0–1) 9,481 29–29 L3
59 June 8 @ Angels 1–8 Heaney (4–3) Bubic (1–1) 9,387 29–30 L4
60 June 9 @ Angels 1–6 Canning (5–4) Keller (6–5) 10,474 29–31 L5
61 June 10 @ Athletics 6–1 Minor (5–3) Montas (6–6) 3,211 30–31 W1
62 June 11 @ Athletics 3–4 Trivino (3–2) Barlow (2–2) 6,964 30–32 L1
63 June 12 @ Athletics 2–11 Kaprielian (3–1) Kowar (0–1) 7,678 30–33 L2
64 June 13 @ Athletics 3–6 Bassitt (7–2) Bubic (1–2) Trivino (10) 7,060 30–34 L3
65 June 14 Tigers 3–10 Jiménez (2–0) Keller (6–6) 11,910 30–35 L4
66 June 15 Tigers 3–4 Mize (4–4) Minor (5–4) Soto (6) 15,947 30–36 L5
67 June 16 Tigers 5–6 Skubal (4–7) Holland (2–2) Fulmer (5) 11,327 30–37 L6
68 June 18 Red Sox 5–3 Bubic (2–2) Pivetta (6–3) Holland (4) 29,870 31–37 W1
69 June 19 Red Sox 1–7 Pérez (5–4) Keller (6–7) 24,568 31–38 L1
70 June 20 Red Sox 7–3 Minor (6–4) Eovaldi (7–4) 20,726 32–38 W1
71 June 22 @ Yankees 6–5 Brentz (2–0) Loáisiga (7–3) Holland (5) 21,130 33–38 W2
72 June 23 @ Yankees 5–6 Chapman (5–2) Holland (2–3) 25,032 33–39 L1
73 June 24 @ Yankees 1–8 Taillon (2–4) Keller (6–8) 21,350 33–40 L2
74 June 25 @ Rangers 4–9 Dunning (3–6) Minor (6–5) 30,389 33–41 L3
75 June 26 @ Rangers 0–8 Gibson (6–0) Bubic (2–3) 31,612 33–42 L4
76 June 27 @ Rangers 1–4 Lyles (3–5) Singer (3–6) Kennedy (13) 29,046 33–43 L5
77 June 28 @ Red Sox 5–6 Sawamura (4–0) Staumont (0–2) Barnes (17) 22,766 33–44 L6
78 June 29 @ Red Sox 6–7 Ríos (2–0) Brentz (2–1) Barnes (18) 25,180 33–45 L7
79 June 30 @ Red Sox 2–6 Pérez (6–4) Minor (6–6) 24,616 33–46 L8
July: 12–12 (Home: 10–6 ; Away: 2–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
80 July 1 @ Red Sox 1–15 Eovaldi (9–4) Bubic (2–4) 27,913 33–47 L9
81 July 2 Twins 7–4 Lovelady (1–0) Happ (4–4) Barlow (3) 31,824 34–47 W1
82 July 3 Twins 6–3 Zimmer (4–0) Jax (1–1) Barlow (4) 16,133 35–47 W2
83 July 4 Twins 2–6 Maeda (4–3) Keller (6–9) 15,350 35–48 L1
84 July 5 Reds 2–6 Gutiérrez (4–3) Minor (6–7) 14,709 35–49 L2
85 July 6 Reds 7–6 Lovelady (2–0) Hembree (2–4) 14,491 36–49 W1
86 July 7 Reds 2–5 Gray (2–4) Barlow (2–3) Hembree (4) 11,457 36–50 L1
87 July 8 @ Indians 4–7 Karinchak (5–2) Holland (2–4) 13,272 36–51 L2
88 July 9 @ Indians 1–2 Karinchak (6–2) Brentz (2–2) 21,395 36–52 L3
89 July 10 @ Indians 6–14 Quantrill (1–2) Minor (6–8) 24,077 36–53 L4
July 11 @ Indians Postponed (Rain, Makeup September 20)
91st All-Star Game in Denver, Colorado
90 July 16 Orioles 9–2 Staumont (1–2) Akin (0–5) 23,763 37–53 W1
91 July 17 Orioles 4–8 Fry (3–3) Singer (3–7) 27,292 37–54 L1
92 July 18 Orioles 0–5 Harvey (4–10) Hernández (1–1) 13,706 37–55 L2
93 July 20 @ Brewers 5–2 Minor (7–8) Strickland (0–1) Holland (6) 20,140 38–55 W1
94 July 21 @ Brewers 6–3 Keller (7–9) Suter (9–5) Barlow (5) 30,063 39–55 W2
95 July 23 Tigers 5–3 Bubic (3–4) Peralta (3–2) Holland (7) 24,912 40–55 W3
96 July 24 Tigers 9–8 Brentz (3–2) Funkhouser (4–1) Davis (2) 24,616 41–55 W4
97 July 25 Tigers 6–1 Lynch (1–2) Skubal (6–9) 12,703 42–55 W5
98 July 26 White Sox 4–3 Minor (8–8) Keuchel (7–4) Barlow (6) 12,384 43–55 W6
99 July 27 White Sox 3–5 López (1–0) Zimmer (4–1) Hendriks (25) 14,298 43–56 L1
100 July 28 White Sox 3–2 (10) Barlow (3–3) Burr (2–1) 13,626 44–56 W1
101 July 29 White Sox 5–0 Hernández (2–1) Rodón (8–5) 11,210 45–56 W2
102 July 30 @ Blue Jays 4–6 Stripling (4–6) Lynch (1–3) Romano (9) 13,446 45–57 L1
103 July 31 @ Blue Jays 0–4 Manoah (3–1) Minor (8–9) 13,953 45–58 L2
August: 14–14 (Home: 4–7 ; Away: 10–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
104 August 1 @ Blue Jays 1–5 Berríos (8–5) Keller (7–10) 14,427 45–59 L3
105 August 3 @ White Sox 1–7 Cease (8–6) Bubic (3–5) 19,369 45–60 L4
106 August 4 @ White Sox 9–1 Hernández (3–1) Giolito (8–8) 22,793 46–60 W1
107 August 5 @ White Sox 3–2 Lynch (2–3) Keuchel (7–5) Brentz (1) 23,589 47–60 W2
108 August 6 @ Cardinals 2–4 Wainwright (10–6) Minor (8–10) Reyes (25) 29,090 47–61 L1
109 August 7 @ Cardinals 2–5 García (1–0) Keller (7–11) Gallegos (2) 36,615 47–62 L2
110 August 8 @ Cardinals 6–5 Barlow (4–3) Reyes (5–5) Lovelady (1) 31,943 48–62 W1
111 August 9 Yankees 6–8 (11) Holmes (4–2) Holland (2–5) Peralta (3) 18,477 48–63 L1
112 August 10 Yankees 8–4 Staumont (2–2) Cortes Jr. (0–1) 18,218 49–63 W1
113 August 11 Yankees 2–5 Green (6–5) Singer (3–8) Britton (1) 13,748 49–64 L1
114 August 13 Cardinals 0–6 Flaherty (9–1) Minor (8–11) 30,620 49–65 L2
115 August 14 Cardinals 4–9 Lester (4–6) Keller (7–12) 35,784 49–66 L3
116 August 15 Cardinals 2–7 Happ (7–6) Bubic (3–6) 18,317 49–67 L4
117 August 16 Astros 7–6 Barlow (5–3) García (3–8) 10,228 50–67 W1
118 August 17 Astros 3–1 Lynch (3–3) Valdez (8–4) Brentz (2) 9,748 51–67 W2
119 August 18 Astros 3–2 Tapia (1–0) Taylor (2–4) Barlow (7) 12,278 52–67 W3
120 August 19 Astros 3–6 (10) Pressly (5–1) Davis (0–3) Javier (2) 9,884 52–68 L1
121 August 20 @ Cubs 6–2 Keller (8–12) Davies (6–10) 31,835 53–68 W1
122 August 21 @ Cubs 4–2 Bubic (4–6) Thompson (3–3) Barlow (8) 34,005 54–68 W2
123 August 22 @ Cubs 9–1 Hernández (4–1) Mills (5–6) 29,640 55–68 W3
124 August 23 @ Astros 7–1 Lynch (4–3) Greinke (11–4) 18,742 56–68 W4
125 August 24 @ Astros 0–4 García (10–6) Singer (3–9) 22,964 56–69 L1
126 August 25 @ Astros 5–6 (10) Graveman (5–0) Payamps (0–3) 21,052 56–70 L2
127 August 26 @ Mariners 6–4 Santana (1–1) Smith (2–2) Barlow (9) 16,882 57–70 W1
128 August 27 @ Mariners 8–7 (12) Staumont (3–2) Ramírez (0–2) 22,953 58–70 W2
129 August 28 @ Mariners 4–2 Payamps (1–3) Anderson (6–9) Barlow (10) 24,575 59–70 W3
130 August 29 @ Mariners 3–4 Gonzales (6–5) Zuber (0–3) Steckenrider (7) 20,044 59–71 L1
131 August 31 Indians 2–7 Plesac (9–4) Junis (2–4) 11,542 59–72 L2
September: 8–9 (Home: 4–6 ; Away: 4–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
132 September 1 Indians 3–5 (11) Parker (2–0) Santana (1–2) Stephan (1) 10,516 59–73 L3
133 September 2 Indians 2–4 McKenzie (4–5) Minor (8–12) Clase (20) 10,042 59–74 L4
134 September 3 White Sox 7–2 Hernández (5–1) Keuchel (8–8) 14,210 60–74 W1
135 September 4 White Sox 7–10 Kimbrel (3–4) Lynch (4–4) Hendriks (32) 18,800 60–75 L1
136 September 5 White Sox 6–0 Singer (4–9) Cease (11–7) 19,696 61–75 W1
137 September 6 @ Orioles 3–2 Tapia (2–0) Sulser (4–4) Barlow (11) 11,973 62–75 W2
138 September 7 @ Orioles 3–7 Baumann (1–0) Kowar (0–3) 4,981 62–76 L1
139 September 8 @ Orioles 8–9 Barreda (1–0) Staumont (3–3) Wells (2) 4,965 62–77 L2
140 September 9 @ Orioles 6–0 Hernández (6–1) Means (5–7) 5,087 63–77 W1
141 September 10 @ Twins 6–4 (11) Santana (2–2) Minaya (2–1) Holland (8) 20,803 64–77 W2
142 September 11 @ Twins 2–9 Pineda (6–8) Singer (4–10) 19,532 64–78 L1
143 September 12 @ Twins 5–3 Brentz (4–2) Alcalá (3–6) Barlow (12) 19,496 65–78 W1
144 September 14 Athletics 10–7 Brentz (5–2) Petit (8–2) Barlow (13) 10,254 66–78 W2
145 September 15 Athletics 10–12 Manaea (10–9) Hernández (6–2) Chafin (4) 11,056 66–79 L1
146 September 16 Athletics 2–7 Blackburn (1–2) Lynch (4–5) 11,729 66–80 L2
147 September 17 Mariners 2–6 Flexen (12–6) Heasley (0–1) 14,904 66–81 L3
148 September 18 Mariners 8–1 Bubic (5–6) Kikuchi (7–9) 20,085 67–81 W1
149 September 19 Mariners
150 September 20 (1) @ Indians
151 September 20 (2) @ Indians
152 September 21 @ Indians
153 September 22 @ Indians
154 September 24 @ Tigers
155 September 25 @ Tigers
156 September 26 @ Tigers
157 September 28 Indians
158 September 29 Indians
159 September 30 Indians
October: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
160 October 1 Twins
161 October 2 Twins
162 October 3 Twins
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Royals team member

Current roster

Kansas City Royals roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list

COVID-19 related injured list


Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers Triple-A East Brian Poldberg
Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals Double-A Central Scott Thorman
High-A Quad Cities River Bandits High-A Central Chris Widger
Low-A Columbia Fireflies Low-A East Brooks Conrad
Rookie ACL Royals Blue Arizona Complex League Omar Ramirez
Rookie ACL Royals Gold Arizona Complex League Andre David
Rookie DSL Royals Dominican Summer League

References

  1. ^ Smale, David (April 1, 2021). "Royals outslug Rangers 14-10 in wild season opener". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved April 3, 2021.