The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left- handed pitcher Will Smith on Thursday.
The Kansas City Royals announced on Monday that they will not tender a contract to infielder Chris Getz.
The Kansas City Royals extended the contract of senior vice president of baseball operations/general manager Dayton Moore for two years, through the 2016 season.
The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent pitcher Jason Vargas to a four-year contract on Thursday.
The Kansas City Royals requested release waivers on pitcher Luis Mendoza on Monday to allow the right-hander to sign with a professional team in Japan.