Mike Matheny, Salvador Perez among those slated to appear at Royals FanFest

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 14:52:22-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny will take part in his first Royals FanFest later this month, along with more than 30 current players.

Catcher Salvador Perez, who missed last season after elbow surgery, and outfielder Jorge Soler, who set a Royals record and became the first player in franchise history to lead the American League in home runs last year (48), will make an appearance at the event.

Two-time reigning major league leader in hits, Whit Merrifield, also will be among the most popular players at FanFest, along with shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, who underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason.

Gardner native Bubba Starling, who broke through with the big league club last season, is also certain to draw a crowd.

FanFest will feature autographs from the players, as well as interviews on the main stage. Winners of the Royals’ annual awards also will be recognized during the event.

Now in its seventh year, FanFest will take place on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25, with exclusive access for season ticket members available two hours before the event opens to the public each day.

Held at the Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall, it costs $5 per day for children ages 6 to 17 and $12 per day for adults.

Click here for more details on the event.

Here is a full list of players attending FanFest, according to the Royals:

  • Chance Adams
  • Scott Barlow
  • Hunter Dozier
  • Danny Duffy
  • Heath Fillmyer
  • Cam Gallagher
  • Foster Griffin
  • Kelvin Gutierrez
  • Jesse Hahn
  • Nick Heath
  • Tim Hill
  • Jakob Junis
  • Brad Keller
  • Ian Kennedy
  • Jorge López
  • Nicky Lopez
  • Richard Lovelady
  • Ryan McBroom
  • Kevin McCarthy
  • Whit Merrifield
  • Adalberto Mondesi
  • Mike Montgomery
  • Jake Newberry
  • Ryan O’Hearn
  • Salvador Perez
  • Brett Phillips
  • Randy Rosario
  • Jorge Soler
  • Glenn Sparkman
  • Bubba Starling
  • Kyle Zimmer
  • Manager Mike Matheny