Royals signed OF Alex Rios to a one-year, $11 million contract with a mutual option for 2016.
Royals acquired RHP Brian Broderick from the Angels in exchange for 2B Johnny Giavotella.
Royals released OF Carlos Peguero.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Thursday that they are looking at Kris Medlen (elbow) as someone who will be able to contribute in the second half in 2015.
Royals signed RHP Kris Medlen to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with a $10 million mutual option for 2017.
The Orioles, Reds and Mariners are "among possibilities" for Norichika Aoki, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that the Giants were exploring a "wide-range" of pitching options, including James Shields.
Royals designated OF Moises Sierra for assignment.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Royals have agreed to terms with Alex Rios on a one-year, $11 million contract.
Royals designated RHP Casey Coleman for assignment.
Royals signed RHP Yohan Pino to a one-year contract.
Royals signed DH Kendrys Morales to a two-year, $17 million contract with a mutual option for 2017.
According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, Alex Rios remains on the Mariners radar.
Royals acquired Rule 5 pick Jandel Gustave, originally with the Astros, from the Red Sox for cash considerations.
Red Sox selected RHP Jandel Gustave from the Astros in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.