|12/22/03||Signed INF Mendy Lopez and RHP Kris Wilson to minor league contracts and invited them to Spring Training as non-roster players.|
|12/20/03||Royals nontendered RHP Kris Wilson, making him a free agent.|
|12/18/03||Kelly Stinnett: Royals signed free agent C Kelly Stinnett to a one-year contract.|
|12/15/03||Acquired Rule 5 Draft pick OF Rich Thompson from the Padres for Rule 5 Draft pick RHP Jason Szuminski and cash.|
|12/14/03||Signed INF Tony Graffanino to a two-year deal.|
|12/11/03||Signed veteran catcher Benito Santiago to a two-year contract.|
|12/9/03||Signed RHP Scott Sullivan to a two-year contract.|
|Signed veteran OF Matt Stairs to a one-year Major League contract.|
|12/8/03||Signed pitcher Jason Grimsley to one-year contract. Offered salary arbitration to outfielder Michael Tucker. Declined to offer arbitration to Outfielder Rondell White, catchers Brent Mayne, Mike DiFelice and Tom Prince, right-handers Jose Lima, Jamey Wright and Al Levine and left-hander Graeme Lloyd.|
|12/6/03||Signed RHP Donnie Bridges to a minor league contract.|
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