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1971: Recap | Opening Day Roster/Transactions | Debuts

KANSAS CITY ROYALS TRANSACTIONS FOR 1971

1971 ROYALS OPENING DAY ROSTER

Pitchers Ted Abernathy, Wally Bunker, Tom Burgmeier, Bruce Dal Canton, Dick Drago, Al Fitzmorris, Mike Hedlund, Jim Rooker, Ken Wright, Jim York
Catchers Ed Kirkpatrick, Buck Martinez, Jerry May
Infielders Gail Hopkins, Bobby Knoop, Bob Oliver, Freddie Patek, Cookie Rojas, Paul Schaal, Rich Severson
Outfielders Joe Keough, Amos Otis, Dennis Paepke, Lou Piniella, Carl Taylor
 
Disabled List None

Transactions
Date Player Transaction
April 15 Mike McCormick Signed as free agent
April 15 Buck Martinez Optioned to Omaha
May 5 Lou Piniella Placed on disabled list (fractured thumb)
May 11 Ted Savage Obtained from Milwaukee (for Omaha IF Tom Matchick)
May 12 Carl Taylor Suspended
May 19 Carl Taylor Reinstated
May 25 Mike McCormick Released
May 29 Paul Splittorff Recalled from Omaha
June 7 Lou Piniella Reinstated from disabled list
June 7 Chuck Harrison Purchased from Omaha
June 7 Wally Bunker Optioned to Omaha
June 7 Carl Taylor Assigned to Omaha
June 23 Buck Martinez Recalled from Omaha
June 23 Jerry May Placed on 15-day disabled list (fractured right index finger)
June 24 Ken Wright Placed on disabled list (shoulder ailment)
June 24 Bill Butler Recalled from Omaha
June 24 Roger Nelson Recalled from Omaha
June 24 Rich Severson Optioned to Omaha
June 28 Bobby Floyd Recalled from Omaha
June 28 Buck Martinez Optioned to Omaha
July 4 Ted Savage Placed on disabled list (broken left hand)
July 8 Jerry May Reinstated from the disabled list
July 15 Ken Wright Reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Omaha
August 3 Ken Wright Recalled from Omaha
August 3 Jim Rooker Optioned to Omaha
August 4 Bruce Dal Canton Placed on disabled list (shoulder ailment)
August 6 Jerry May Placed on 15-day disabled list (sprained left hand)
August 7 Lance Clemons Recalled from Omaha
August 7 Buck Martinez Recalled from Omaha
August 9 Ted Savage Reinstated from the disabled list, assigned to Omaha
August 22 Cookie Rojas Placed on disabled list (fractured ankle)
August 25 Jerry May Reinstated from the disabled list
September 1 Bruce Dal Canton Reinstated from the disabled list
September 1 Sandy Valdespino Purchased from Omaha
September 6 Rich Severson Recalled from Omaha
September 13 Monty Montgomery Recalled from Elmira
End of Season
October 21 Norm Angelini Purchased from Elmira
October 21 Al Autry Purchased from San Jose
October 21 Art Demery Purchased from San Jose
October 21 Chuck Murray Purchased from Omaha
October 21 Dan Haynes Purchased from Omaha
October 21 Frank Ortenzio Purchased from San Jose
October 21 Gary Sanserino Purchased from Elmira
October 21 Keith Marshall Purchased from Elmira
October 21 Wally Bunker Assigned to Omaha
October 21 Jerry Cram Assigned to Omaha
October 21 Chuck Harrison Assigned to Omaha
October 21 John Matias Assigned to Omaha
October 21 Scott Northey Assigned to Omaha
October 21 Bill Sorrell Assigned to Omaha
October 21 Sandy Valdespino Assigned to Omaha
October 22 Richie Scheinblum Purchased from Denver
November 20 Roger Nelson Assigned to Omaha
November 29 Steve Hovley Drafted from Iowa (Oakland A's)
December 2 John Mayberry Obtained from the Houston Astros (for Jim York & Lance Clemons)
December 2 Jim York
Lance Clemons
Traded to the Houston Astros for John Mayberry & Dave Grangaard
 

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