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1979: Recap | Opening Day Roster/Transactions | Debuts

KANSAS CITY ROYALS TRANSACTIONS FOR 1979

1979 ROYALS OPENING DAY ROSTER (April 5)

Pitchers Steve Busby, Rich Gale, Larry Gura, Al Hrabosky, Dennis Leonard, Steve Mingori, Ed Rodriguez, Paul Splittorff, George Throop
Catchers Darrell Porter, John Wathan
Infielders Steve Braun, George Brett, Pete LaCock, Freddie Patek, Jamie Quirk, U.L. Washington, Frank White
Outfielders Al Cowens, Clint Hurdle, Hal McRae, Amos Otis, Tom Poquette, Willie Wilson, Joe Zdeb
 
Disabled List Marty Pattin, Jerry Terrell

Transactions
Date Player Transaction
April 3 Marty Pattin Placed on the 21-day disabled list (sprained right ankle)
April 3 Doug Bird Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies (for Todd Cruz)
April 3 Todd Cruz Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies for Doug Bird
April 5 Jerry Terrell Placed on the 15-day disabled list (right ankle injury)
April 24 George Throop Designated for assignment
April 24 Marty Pattin Reinstated from the disabled list
May 7 Steve Mingori Placed on the 21-day disabled list
May 9 Frank White Placed on the 15-day disabled list
May 9 Renie Martin Purchased from Jacksonville
May 9 Todd Cruz Purchased from Omaha
May 30 Steve Mingori Reinstated from the disabled list
May 30 Clint Hurdle Optioned to Omaha
May 30 Joe Zdeb Optioned to Omaha
June 9 Frank White Transferred to the 21-day disabled list (broken hand)
June 10 Hal McRae Placed on the 15-day disabled list (shoulder)
June 11 Frank White Reinstated from the disabled list
June 13 Tom Poquette Traded to the Boston Red Sox (for George Scott)
June 13 George Scott Acquired from the Boston Red Sox (for Tom Poquette)
June 14 Renie Martin Optioned to Omaha
June 16 Bill Paschall Recalled from Omaha
July 6 Hal McRae Transferred to the 21-day disabled list
July 6 Jerry Terrell Placed on the 15-day disabled list (broken finger)
July 7 Dan Quisenberry Purchased from Omaha
July 21 Bill Paschall Optioned to Omaha
July 21 Jerry Terrell Reinstated from the disabled list
July 29 Steve Braun Placed on the 15-day disabled list (bruised heel)
August 2 Hal McRae Reinstated from the disabled list
August 10 Ed Rodriguez Placed on 21-day disabled list (pulled right calf muscle)
August 10 Craig Chamberlain Purchased from Jacksonville
August 17 George Scott Waivers asked
August 17 Clint Hurdle Recalled from Omaha
August 23 George Scott Unconditionally released
August 23 Freddie Patek Placed on 15-day disabled list
August 28 Renie Martin Recalled from Omaha
September 1 Jim Gaudet Recalled from Omaha
September 1 German Barranca Recalled from Omaha
September 1 Craig Eaton Purchased from Omaha
September 1 Jim Nettles Purchased from Omaha
September 1 Ed Rodriguez Reinstated from the disabled list
September 1 Steve Braun Reinstated from the disabled list
September 1 Freddie Patek Reinstated from the disabled list
Season Ends
October 26 Steve Mingori Unconditionally released
October 26 Dave Cripe Outrighted to Omaha
October 26 Jim Nettles Outrighted to Omaha
October 26 Mike Morley Purchased from Omaha
October 26 Ken Phelps Purchased from Omaha
October 26 Onix Concepcion Purchased from Bakersfield
October 26 Mike Jones Purchased from Jacksonville
October 26 Kelly Heath Purchased from Jacksonville
November 19 Joe Zdeb Outrighted to Omaha
November 19 Ben Grzybek Outrighted to Omaha
December 3 Manny Castillo Purchased from Springfield
December 6 Al Cowens
Todd Cruz
Traded to the California Angels (for Willie Aikens & Rance Mulliniks)
December 6 Willie Aikens
Rance Mulliniks
Acquired from California for Al Cowens & Todd Cruz
 

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