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March 30, 2014

How Dayton Moore built this Royals team

General manager Dayton Moore was involved in the Royals acquiring every player on the current roster except Billy Butler and Alex Gordon, who were in the organization when Moore took the job in 2006.

General manager Dayton Moore was involved in the Royals acquiring every player on the current roster except Billy Butler and Alex Gordon, who were in the organization when Moore took the job in 2006. Here is how Moore acquired the team’s other everyday starters, starting pitchers and closer.

C Salvy Perez

Signed as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 27, 2006

1B Eric Hosmer

Selected in first round of 2008 June free-agent draft

2B Omar Infante

Signed as a free agent on Dec. 16, 2013

SS Alcides Escobar

Acqured on Dec. 19, 2010, as part of deal that sent pitcher Zack Greinke to Milwaukee

3B Mike Moustakas

Selected in first round of 2007 June free-agent draft

CF Lorenzo Cain

Acquired on Dec. 19, 2010, as part of deal that sent Greinke to the Brewers

RF Nori Aoki

Acquired on Dec. 5, 2013, in trade that sent pitcher Will Smith to Milwaukee

P James Shields

Acquired as part of trade on Dec. 9, 2012, that sent outfielder Wil Myers and three others to Tampa Bay

P Jason Vargas

Signed as a free agent on Nov. 21, 2013

P Yordano Ventura

Signed as a non-drafted free agent on Oct. 8, 2008

P Jeremy Guthrie

Acquired in trade with Colorado on July 20, 2012, for pitcher Jonathan Sanchez

P Bruce Chen

Signed as a free agent on March 11, 2009

RP Greg Holland

Selected in 10th round of 2007 June free-agent draft

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