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1978: Recap | Opening Day Roster/Transactions | Debuts

KANSAS CITY ROYALS TRANSACTIONS FOR 1978

1978 ROYALS OPENING DAY ROSTER (April 8)

Pitchers Doug Bird, Steve Busby, Jim Colborn, Larry Gura, Al Hrabosky, Dennis Leonard, Steve Mingori, Marty Pattin, Paul Splittorff
Catchers Darrell Porter, John Wathan
Infielders George Brett, Pete LaCock, Freddie Patek, Jerry Terrell, U.L. Washington, Frank White
Outfielders Al Cowens, Clint Hurdle, Joe Lahoud, Hal McRae, Amos Otis, Tom Poquette, Willie Wilson, Joe Zdeb
 
Disabled List Andy Hassler

Transactions
Date Player Transaction
April 4 Andy Hassler Placed on the 21-day disabled list
April 29 Steve Busby Optioned to Omaha
April 29 Rich Gale Recalled from Omaha
May 9 George Brett Placed on 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 4)
May 9 Andy Hassler Reinstated from the disabled list
May 19 Joe Zdeb Optioned to Omaha
May 19 George Brett Reinstated from the disabled list
June 1 Jim Colborn Traded to the Seattle Mariners for Steve Braun
June 1 Steve Braun Acquired from the Seattle Mariners (for Jim Colborn)
June 1 Joe Zdeb Recalled from Omaha
June 1 Joe Lahoud Designated for assignment
June 8 Joe Lahoud Unconditionally released
June 16 John Wathan Placed on 15-day disabled list
June 16 Art Kusnyer Purchased from Omaha
June 29 John Wathan Transferred to the 21-day disabled list
June 29 Al Cowens Placed on the 15-day disabled list
June 29 Randy McGilberry Recalled from Omaha
July 7 John Wathan Reinstated from the disabled list
July 7 Art Kusnyer Outrighted to Omaha
July 24 Al Cowens Reinstated from the disabled list
July 24 Andy Hassler Sold to the Boston Red Sox
July 27 George Brett Placed on the 15-day disabled list
July 28 Randy Bass Purchased from Omaha
August 3 Jamie Quirk Acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers (for Minor Leaguer Gerry Ako)
August 3 Randy Bass Outrighted to Omaha
August 14 George Brett Reinstated from the disabled list
August 14 Jamie Quirk Placed on the 15-day disabled list
August 17 Steve Foucault Acquired on waivers from the Detroit Tigers
August 17 Joe Zdeb Optioned to Omaha
August 31 Steve Busby Recalled from Omaha
August 31 Steve Foucault Unconditionally released
September 1 Joe Zdeb Recalled from Omaha
September 1 George Throop Recalled from Omaha
September 1 Luis Silverio Recalled from Omaha
September 1 Jamie Quirk Reinstated from the disabled list
September 7 Jim Gaudet Purchased from Omaha
September 7 Bill Paschall Purchased from Omaha
September 7 Art Kusnyer Purchased from Omaha
September 7 Dave Cripe Purchased from Omaha
September 15 German Barranca Recalled from Jacksonville
Season Ends
October 20 Ben Grzybek Purchased from Jacksonville
October 20 Ken Cvjedlik Purchased from Jacksonville
November 10 Art Kusnyer Outrighted to Omaha
 

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