ROYALS NEWS: 40-man, FanFest and Guadalupe Center

40-MAN ROSTER: Just released from Media Relations…

The Kansas City Royals have set their winter 40-man roster. The Royals have selected catcher Matt Tupman, infielder Mario Lisson, left-handed pitcher Tyler Lumsden and right-handed pitcher Julio Pimentel to the Major League 40-man roster. In addition, the Royals designated infielders Wes Bankston and Craig Brazell, and left-handed pitcher Paul Mildren for assignment. The Royals also outrighted right-handed pitcher Roman Colon to Omaha (AAA) and signed him to a minor league contract. Colon will be invited to the club’s 2008 Major League Spring Training camp in Surprise, Ariz.

For the complete release, click here

ROYALS FANFEST KEEPS GROWING: We tried to squeeze everything we wanted into one day, but it was just too much. We didn’t want to cut anything and miss out on offering you something unique, so instead we are just making the 2008 Royals FanFest even bigger!

That’s right – Royals FanFest is now a TWO-DAY event! The event kicks off in the evening on Friday, Jan. 18 and then follows up with a full-day of activities, player appearances, programs and games on Saturday, Jan. 19. Honestly, the more we worked on this event the easier it became to make the decision to extend to two days!

As we get closer to the big DAYS, keep checking and this blog for more updates on the 2008 Royals FanFest!

Img_1121DEJESUS AT GUADALUPE CENTER: David DeJesus spent his lunch Tuesday meeting others during a Thanksgiving luncheon at the Guadalupe Centers in Kansas City.

While at the community center, the Royals outfielder signed autographs, posed for pictures and chowed down on a traditional Thanksgiving feast! He also presented the Guadalupe Centers, which strives to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of greater Kansas City, with a check for $6,000 – the amount raised during the Royals "Viva Los Royals" event on Sept. 7.

1 Comment

I’ve been looking everywhere and haven’t been able to find a listing of who is going to be appearing at FanFest. Am I missing it or has it just not been posted yet. I see that most teams have at least a tentative list posted (the Reds have over 40 commitments already). Thanks, PLMK, Andy

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