04/05/2009 3:35 PM ET
Royals announce 25-man roster
The Kansas City Royals today announced their Opening Day roster for the 2009 season. The Royals established their roster by the 3:00 p.m. (EDT) deadline today, then made a pair of moves after the deadline in preparation for tomorrow's opener.
After the 25-man roster limit became effective at the 3:00 p.m. (EDT) deadline, the Royals purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Jamey Wright from Omaha and designated outfielder Shane Costa for assignment.
The Royals currently have 36 players on their 40-man roster.
The 2009 Opening Day roster:
PITCHERS (11) -Juan Cruz, Kyle Davies, Kyle Farnsworth, Zack Greinke, Ron Mahay (L), Gil Meche, Horacio Ramirez (L), Joakim Soria, Robinson Tejeda, Doug Waechter and Jamey Wright.
CATCHERS (3) - John Buck, Miguel Olivo and Brayan Pena.
INFIELDERS (8) - Mike Aviles, Billy Butler, Alberto Callaspo, Alex Gordon, Mike Jacobs, Tony Pena, Jr. and Mark Teahen.
OUTFIELDERS (3) - Willie Bloomquist, Coco Crisp, David DeJesus and Jose Guillen.