2022 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
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 2022 Kansas City Royals season is scheduled to be the 54th season for the franchise, and their 50th at Kauffman Stadium.

On December 2, 2021, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred announced a lockout of players, following expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). On March 10, 2022, the MLB and MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, thus ending the lockout. Opening Day is scheduled for April 7.[1] Although MLB previously announced that several series would be cancelled due to the lockout, the agreement provides for a 162-game season, with originally canceled games to be made up via doubleheaders.[2]

Offseason

Lockout

Main article: 2021–22 Major League Baseball lockout

The expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Major League Baseball Players Association occurred on December 1, 2021 with no new agreement in place.[3] As a result, the team owners voted unanimously to lockout the players stopping all free agency and trades.[4][5]

The parties came to an agreement on a new CBA on March 10, 2022.[6]

Rule changes

Pursuant to the new CBA, several new rules were instituted for the 2022 season. The National League will adopt the designated hitter full-time, a draft lottery will be implemented, the postseason will expand from ten teams to twelve, and advertising patches will appear on player uniforms and helmets for the first time.[7][8]

Regular season

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0
Cleveland Guardians 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0
Detroit Tigers 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0
Kansas City Royals 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0
Minnesota Twins 0 0 -nan 0–0 0–0


American League Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 0 0 -nan
Chicago White Sox 0 0 -nan
Houston Astros 0 0 -nan


Wild Card teams
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 0 0 -nan
Cleveland Guardians 0 0 -nan
Detroit Tigers 0 0 -nan
Kansas City Royals 0 0 -nan
Los Angeles Angels 0 0 -nan
Minnesota Twins 0 0 -nan
New York Yankees 0 0 -nan
Oakland Athletics 0 0 -nan
Seattle Mariners 0 0 -nan
Tampa Bay Rays 0 0 -nan
Texas Rangers 0 0 -nan
Toronto Blue Jays 0 0 -nan

Game Log

2022 Game Log: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
April: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 8 Guardians
2 April 9 Guardians
3 April 10 Guardians
4 April 11 Guardians
5 April 12 @ Cardinals
6 April 13 @ Cardinals
7 April 14 Tigers
8 April 15 Tigers
9 April 16 Tigers
10 April 17 Tigers
11 April 19 Twins
12 April 20 Twins
13 April 21 Twins
14 April 22 @ Mariners
15 April 23 @ Mariners
16 April 24 @ Mariners
17 April 26 @ White Sox
18 April 27 @ White Sox
19 April 28 @ White Sox
20 April 29 Yankees
21 April 30 Yankees
May: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
22 May 1 Yankees
23 May 3 Cardinals
24 May 4 Cardinals
25 May 6 @ Orioles
26 May 7 @ Orioles
27 May 8 @ Orioles
28 May 10 @ Rangers
29 May 11 @ Rangers
30 May 12 @ Rangers
31 May 13 @ Rockies
32 May 14 @ Rockies
33 May 15 @ Rockies
34 May 16 White Sox
35 May 17 (1) White Sox
36 May 17 (2) White Sox
37 May 18 White Sox
38 May 19 White Sox
39 May 20 Twins
40 May 21 Twins
41 May 22 Twins
42 May 23 @ Diamondbacks
43 May 24 @ Diamondbacks
44 May 26 @ Twins
45 May 27 @ Twins
46 May 28 @ Twins
47 May 29 @ Twins
48 May 30 @ Guardians
49 May 31 @ Guardians
June: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
50 June 1 @ Guardians
51 June 3 Astros
52 June 4 Astros
53 June 5 Astros
54 June 6 Blue Jays
55 June 7 Blue Jays
56 June 8 Blue Jays
57 June 9 Orioles
58 June 10 Orioles
59 June 11 Orioles
60 June 12 Orioles
61 June 13 @ Giants
62 June 14 @ Giants
63 June 15 @ Giants
64 June 17 @ Athletics
65 June 18 @ Athletics
66 June 19 @ Athletics
67 June 20 @ Angels
68 June 21 @ Angels
69 June 22 @ Angels
70 June 24 Athletics
71 June 25 Athletics
72 June 26 Athletics
73 June 27 Rangers
74 June 28 Rangers
75 June 29 Rangers
July: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
76 July 1 @ Tigers
77 July 2 @ Tigers
78 July 3 @ Tigers
79 July 4 @ Astros
80 July 5 @ Astros
81 July 6 @ Astros
82 July 7 @ Astros
83 July 8 Guardians
84 July 9 Guardians
85 July 10 Guardians
86 July 11 Tigers
87 July 12 Tigers
88 July 13 Tigers
89 July 14 @ Blue Jays
90 July 15 @ Blue Jays
91 July 16 @ Blue Jays
92 July 17 @ Blue Jays
92nd All-Star Game in Los Angeles, California
93 July 22 Rays
94 July 23 Rays
95 July 24 Rays
96 July 25 Angels
97 July 26 Angels
98 July 27 Angels
99 July 28 @ Yankees
100 July 29 @ Yankees
101 July 30 @ Yankees
102 July 31 @ Yankees
August: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
103 August 1 @ White Sox
104 August 2 @ White Sox
105 August 3 @ White Sox
106 August 4 Red Sox
107 August 5 Red Sox
108 August 6 Red Sox
109 August 7 Red Sox
110 August 9 White Sox
111 August 10 (1) White Sox
112 August 10 (2) White Sox
113 August 11 White Sox
114 August 12 Dodgers
115 August 13 Dodgers
116 August 14 Dodgers
117 August 15 @ Twins
118 August 16 @ Twins
119 August 17 @ Twins
120 August 18 @ Rays
121 August 19 @ Rays
122 August 20 @ Rays
123 August 21 @ Rays
124 August 22 White Sox
125 August 23 Diamondbacks
126 August 24 Diamondbacks
127 August 26 Padres
128 August 27 Padres
129 August 28 Padres
130 August 30 @ White Sox
131 August 31 @ White Sox
September: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
132 September 1 @ White Sox
133 September 2 @ Tigers
134 September 3 @ Tigers
135 September 4 @ Tigers
136 September 5 Guardians
137 September 6 Guardians
138 September 7 Guardians
139 September 9 Tigers
140 September 10 Tigers
141 September 11 Tigers
142 September 13 @ Twins
143 September 14 @ Twins
144 September 15 @ Twins
145 September 16 @ Red Sox
146 September 17 @ Red Sox
147 September 18 @ Red Sox
148 September 20 Twins
149 September 21 Twins
150 September 22 Twins
151 September 23 Mariners
152 September 24 Mariners
153 September 25 Mariners
154 September 27 @ Tigers
155 September 28 @ Tigers
156 September 29 @ Tigers
157 September 30 @ Guardians
October: 0–0 (Home: 0–0 ; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
158 October 1 @ Guardians
159 October 2 @ Guardians
160 October 3 @ Guardians
161 October 4 @ Guardians
162 October 5 @ Guardians
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Royals team member

Current roster

40-man roster Non-roster invitees Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers





Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list


36 active, 4 inactive, 8 non-roster invitees

7- or 10-day injured list
* Not on active roster
Suspended list
Roster, coaches, and NRIs updated March 18, 2022
Transactions Depth chart
All MLB rosters

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers International League
Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals Texas League
High-A Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League
Single-A Columbia Fireflies Carolina League
Rookie ACL Royals Blue Arizona Complex League
Rookie ACL Royals Gold Arizona Complex League
Rookie DSL Royals Dominican Summer League

References

  1. ^ Feinsand, Mark (March 10, 2022). "MLB, MLBPA agree to new CBA; season to start April 7". Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  2. ^ Lacques, Gabe (March 10, 2022). "Baseball is back: MLB, players agree on new CBA to salvage 162-game 2022 season". USA Today. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Baumann, Michael (December 2, 2021). "All the Questions—and Answers—About the Most Important Details of the MLB Lockout". The Ringer. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  4. ^ Nightengale, Gabe Lacques and Bob. "MLB lockout is on after collective bargaining agreement expires, owners agree to freeze out players". USA TODAY. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  5. ^ Selbe, Nick. "MLB Owners Vote Unanimously to Institute Lockout". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "Play Ball! 2022 MLB season will start April 7 with full 162-game schedule; spring training games begin March 17". SportsLine. March 10, 2022. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  7. ^ Conti, Kristen. "Here Are the New MLB Rules for the 2022 Season". NBC Chicago. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  8. ^ "MLB to add jersey advertising for first time in league history as part of new CBA, per report". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 11, 2022.