23 Hrs Kansas City Royals
Chris Getz hasn't collected a hit since May 4.
He hasn't played since May 13 and owns an ugly .170 OPS in 18 plate appearances this month. Getz has never been much of a hitter, but his .193/.221/.301 slash line in 2013 resets the bar to a new low. Kansas City is making due with Elliot Johnson and Miguel Tejada at second, which tells you all you need to know about their opinion of Getz. With additional help on the way from the farm, Getz may have just squandered his last opportunity to seize a starting major league gig.
20 Days Kansas City Royals
Chris Getz went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being removed for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Indians.
Getz's average is down to .227, and he's walked just twice in 66 at-bats this season, giving him a dreadful .250 OBP. He's also yet to attempt a steal, which is very disappointing for anyone unfortunate enough to have him on their fantasy teams. Maybe the Royals will consider giving Miguel Tejada a look at second base if this keeps up.
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3 Months Kansas City Royals
Chris Getz hit a solo home run in the Royals' 3-2 win over the Reds on Friday.
Some rare power from Getz, who hasn't homered in a regular season game since 2009. Johnny Giavotella is off to a nice start this spring, but Getz isn't giving up the second base job without a fight. Unfortunately, speed is the only thing he brings to the table from a fantasy perspective.
3 Months Kansas City Royals
Royals manager Ned Yost said the second base job is a two-man battle between Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella.
It's not breaking news, but confirms what we already knew was going to be the case. Getz remains the favorite to open the season as the Royals' starting second baseman. Giavotella is younger with more upside and could push for a platoon role in spring training.
4 Months Kansas City Royals
Chris Getz said his surgically-repaired left thumb "hasn't hindered my offseason workouts at all."
"On the surface, it doesn't look good, but it's a good scar," said Getz, who had the operation in August to repair a fracture. "It feels really good. It hasn't hindered my offseason workouts at all. There have been no issues. I'm not even thinking about it." A career .257/.314/.316 hitter, Getz is expected to be the Royals' regular second baseman in 2013, though he'll face some competition from Johnny Giavotella.
6 Months Kansas City Royals
Royals avoided arbitration with 2B Chris Getz by agreeing to a one-year, $1.05 million contract.
He'll also have a chance to earn an additional $150,000 in incentives, giving him a modest raise from his 2012 salary of $967,500. As it stands right now, the 29-year-old will probably be the team's Opening Day second baseman next season.