|12/27/02||Announced that free agent catcher Mike DiFelice was signed as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training.|
|12/20/02||Did not tender contracts to RHPs Chad Durbin and Jeff Suppan. Signed 2B Carlos Febles and OF Mark Quinn to one-year deals.|
|12/16/02||Selected right-hander Daniel Carrasco and catcher Ronny Paulino, both on the Triple-A Nashville roster in the Pirates system, in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft. The Royals also selected right-hander Kyle Colton from the Double-A Greenville roster of the Braves organization for their Triple-A Omaha club.|
|12/3/02||Announced the signings of infielder Julius Matos, left-hander Jimmy Osting, infielder Mendy Lopez and first baseman Morgan Burkhart, who played last year in Japan.|
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