Orlando Calixte

#12 SS / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 1YRS / MINORS Height: 5-11 Weight: 160 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Orlando Calixte: Signed to minor league deal with Royals

      Calixte signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Thursday. He was just non-tendered, so the Royals save money on his 2016 salary while keeping Calixte in the system. Once considered an intriguing prospect, relative to other position players in the Royals system, he now has the look of a potential utility middle infielder.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Orlando Calixte: Non-tendered by Royals

      The Royals declined to tender Calixte a contract for 2016. Even with Ben Zobrist likely to leave in free agency, Calixte was deemed expandable. The 23-year-old hit eight homers and stole 22 bases with Triple-A Omaha last season, but managed just a .229/.287/.339 batting line, and the team still has Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert for infield depth, and Raul Mondesi waiting in the wings.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Royals option Orlando Calixte Monday

      The Royals optioned infielder Orlando Calixte to Triple-A Omaha Monday, clearing a roster spot to active Mike Moustakas from the bereavement list, the Kansas City Star reports. Calixte failed to get a hit as a pinch-hitter in his only appearance during this stint with the team. He has hit .167/.205/.286 with one stolen base in 42 at-bats with Omaha.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Royals recall Brandon Finnegan, send down Orlando Calixte

      The Royals brought up pitcher Brandon Finnegan on Friday and sent down shortstop Orlando Calixte to its Triple-A affiliate, the team announced. Finnegan started the season at Double-A, while Calixte was 0 for 2 in his lone appearance this season. Manager Ned Yost said Finnegan will work out of the bullpen initially and he does not have a definitive role for him yet, reports The Kansas City Star.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Royals send down Fuentes, add Calixte for infield depth

      The Royals recalled infielder Orlando Calixte and optioned outfielder Reymond Fuentes down to Triple-A Omaha, per the Kansas City Star. Calixte began the minor-league season with a .154 batting average (4 for 26) with two walks, three runs scored, a double, a home run and an RBI in seven games. The move gives Kansas City infield depth after Alcides Escobar went down with a left knee sprain and contusion. Christian Colon got the start at shortstop in Escobar's place on Saturday.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Starling, Mondesi, Dozier among Royals cuts Wednesday

      The Royals announced Wednesday they optioned pitcher Aaron Brooks, infielder Orlando Calixte, outfielder Lane Adams and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha. They also reassigned pitcher Buddy Baumann, pitcher Brian Broderick, pitcher Casey Coleman, pitcher Joe Paterson, infielder Hunter Dozier, infielder Matt Fields, infielder Raul Mondesi and outfielder Bubba Starling to minor-league camp.

    • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

      Royals add two to 40-man roster

      The Royals have added Jorge Bonifacio and Orlando Calixte to the 40-man roster. Bonifacio hit .230/.302/.309 over 566 plate appearances at Double-A last season. Calixte hit .241/.288/.374 in 412 at-bats at Double-A.

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